ERIC Number: ED073060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
AFT-QuEST Consortium Yearbook. Proceedings of the QuEST Consortium (April 2-6, 1972).
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
This book contains the proceedings from the QuEST Consortium held on April 2-6, 1972, which focused on problems of method and technique in teaching as well as on resource organization. The program schedule for the Consortium is presented with the following goals: (a) investigation of educational policy issues, action programs, and projects and (b) organization of the presentation of educational demands for collective bargaining. Twenty-two informational and advisory reports are presented along with six of the major speeches from the Consortium. Included also are panel discussions which investigated the following topics: teacher accountability, performance contracting, educational vouchers, national assessment, and educational experimentation. Special interest group discussions on guidance, higher education, and special education are also reported. The major conclusions of the participants of the Consortium are recorded: (a) teachers were the most articulate people at the Consortium; (b) teachers showed themselves to be the real experts at the Consortium; (c) the hinderances to educational innovations are financial and administrative; (d) involved and politically active teachers are needed to solve educational problems; and (e) teachers and effective collective bargaining contracts are necessary for educational change. (BRB)
Descriptors: Consortia, Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Teacher Participation, Teacher Responsibility
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, 1012 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (No. 575; $1.00 members, $1.50, non-members)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.