ERIC Number: ED079748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Workload for English Teachers: Policy and Procedure. A Report by the Ad Hoc Committee on English Teacher Workload in Secondary Schools.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Discussed in some detail is the policy statement of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) concerning the English teacher workload, which states (briefly) (1) in order to make it possible for English teachers in secondary schools to give an accountable performance, schools and their communities must recognize that maintaining class sizes and teacher workload at desirable levels is a vital part of the community's accountability to its teachers and its youth; (2) the teacher of English should have direct instructional responsibility for no more than 100 students; (3) a ratio for English teacher workload in a given school must be determined by discussions among local teachers, administrators, and laymen following a detailed analysis of local conditions; and (4) after determining desirable workloads for English teachers, schools should set specific target dates for progress toward attainment of desirable loads. Chapters provide a discussion of the background on English teacher workload, a discussion of factors which point to larger or smaller English teacher workload, and a discussion of "the factor tree," a device for deciding on an optimum workload for English teachers. (HOD)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Policy, Policy Formation, Secondary Schools, Teacher Welfare, Teachers, Teaching Load
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 21229, $0.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.