ERIC Number: ED241960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Incentives for Excellence: What School Board Members Can Do to Encourage Excellence in Their English Language Arts Programs.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Acknowledging major reform reports that name reading, writing, speaking, and listening as the most essential skills in the work of any school, this brochure discusses important first steps for school boards pursuing excellence in the language arts. These concrete suggestions are grouped under five broad directives: (1) declare that the highly skilled use of English is a priority in the district, (2) find ways to reduce composition class size, (3) establish a climate and provide the means for professional development of English language arts teachers, (4) provide services and facilities that support the teaching of the English language arts, and (5) recognize achievements of students and teachers. (HTH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Communication Skills, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Motivation Techniques
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Free; a copy is available only if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included with request).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.