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ERIC Number: ED123745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 34
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Militancy and Leadership in the National Education Association, 1959-1969.
Nasstrom, Roy R., Jr.
Critics of the National Education Association (NEA) have often charged that it has been dominated by school and college administrators and, therefore, has failed to reflect adequately the views of teachers, who constitute the vast majority of its membership. However, the growing militance of the NEA during the 1960's would make paradoxical the continuance of administrators in influential leadership positions. Consequently, several major constituent bodies of the association were investigated from 1959 to 1970. The study has sought to discover whether--and if so, when, why, and to what extent--the composition of these bodies reflected a change in the number of administrators, in the number of nonadministrative professional school personnel, and in the number of teachers alone. The study reports the exact number of school administrators and classroom teachers in positions of authority in the NEA during the period of the organization's major ideological transformation. It clearly shows the decline of administrators' dominance and the attitudes of the majority of members toward such dominance. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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