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ERIC Number: ED138574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-18
Reference Count: N/A
The Intergovernmental Conference on Teacher Policies.
Optimum Computer Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report of the American Delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Intergovernmental Conference on Teacher Policies is a six-part document presenting: (1) names and affiliations of the U.S. delegates; (2) an executive summary; (3) the OECD Conference Report; (4) report of the first post-conference meeting of the U.S. delegates; (5) recommendations to the U.S. Commissioner of Education; and (6) report of the presentation to the Commissioner. The Executive Summary presents a brief history of the development of the OECD, main topics of concern at the conference (Changing Context of the Professional Activity of Teaching, Changes in Working Conditions and in the Need for Teachers, New Standards for Teacher Education, and Consequences for Costs and Planning). The OECD Conference Report details background information on the OECD and presents viewpoints evolving from the four working sessions, arranged in summaries of (1) group discussions derived from pre-Conference meetings, (2) delegate viewpoints, and (3) comments from the American delegation. The report of the first post-Conference meeting of U.S. delegates presents the topics discussed at the meeting, including future plans for the delegation as a whole, and a critique of the draft conference report. Comments and recommendations of the U.S. delegation are presented in general form and, in more specific terms, on the problems of planning and management, professional status, roles of teachers and administrators, scope of service, and educational community/government relations. The section "Presentation to the Commissioner" contains remarks made by delegates and the Commissioner of Education at the Report Presentation luncheon. (MB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Optimum Computer Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.