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ERIC Number: ED124498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Local Associations Eye Instruction and Professional Development.
This booklet explores the purpose and function of teacher organizations. It discusses teacher organizations as advocates functioning not only to support and protect teacher interests but also to actively seek attainment of improved curriculum and more adequate instructional materials. The booklet documents the thinking of teacher organization leaders on the future of local and state organizations in instruction and professional development. Their views were gathered through a modified Delphi technique. Results were tabulated into long- and short-range priorities. The six immediate priorities were that the local organization: (1) should participate with school boards in policy decisions on curriculum and instruction; (2) should use political action to provide the means for establishing legal and financial foundations for instructional improvement; (3) should legally share in policy decisions that establish conditions under which teachers, student teachers, teacher aides, and other instructional personnel are placed in schools; (4) should implement positive action programs ensuring fair treatment of racial and ethnic minorities; (5) should initiate and plan inservice programs in professional development of members; and (6) should program and budget a portion of fiscal and human resources to projects on instructional improvement. The seven long-range priorities are items that the local associations would like to achieve inthe next 10 to 30 years and deal generally with giving teacher organizations more influence in professional development programs, teacher certification, administrator evaluation, and student evaluation. A checklist for local organizations and a priority ranking of teacher organization role statements are given. (DMH)
Descriptors: Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Management Development, Noninstructional Responsibility, Objectives, Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Training, Teacher Associations, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock No. 521-15816; No price quoted)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Education Association, East Lansing.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.