ERIC Number: ED237122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Celebrating Teaching Excellence. Proceedings of the National Conference on Teaching Excellence and Conference of Presidents. (Austin, Texas, May 24-27, 1983).
Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.
Texts of keynote addresses and abstracts of the presentations at the 1983 National Conference on Teaching Excellence are provided in this proceedings. Introductory material, by Suanne Roueche, indicates that the main purpose of the conference was to showcase master teachers and their teaching innovations and details conference activities. Next, H. Ross Perot's presentation, "Education and the World of Work," discusses educational priorities and their role in a changing economic environment. Morris Keeton then presents "Three Hypotheses on Good Teaching," which emphasizes learner autonomy, clear goals, and flexible working arrangements; exposure, interaction, and diversity; and experience, stimulation, and abstraction. In "Getting Ready for Excellence in Education," Judith Eaton underscores the importance of community colleges emphasizing quality as well as access, and provides an agenda for attaining excellence. Next, "Seeking the Ideal: Voices of Excellence," by George A. Baker, presents conclusions drawn from studies of the outstanding characteristics of educational organizations recognized for their excellence. John Roueche's presentation, "Excellence for Students," highlights the importance of high expectations of, and demands on, students to ensure academic performance. Next, the report of the Advisory Committee of the 1983 Conference considers curriculum revisions, student diversity, the teaching workplace, and teaching strategies. Finally, abstracts of conference presentations focusing on teaching innovations or collaborative efforts between faculty and administrators are provided. (HB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.
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