ERIC Number: ED262458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Better Teaching. A Position Paper.
Bowen, Jeffrey M.
To improve the quality of teaching in New York State's schools, state and local policy-makers must consider a number of issues that affect teaching quality. These issues are outlined in this booklet, which also provides a number of policy recommendations. The basic concepts reviewed are (1) the assumptions that underlie the collaborative endeavor that is effective education; (2) factors affecting the recruitment, training, and professional development of teachers; (3) possible responses to variations in teacher supply and demand; and (4) appropriate development and application of certification standards and professional requirements. Additional concepts covered are (5) various forms of teacher compensation, incentives, and rewards; (6) the need for defining incompetence and establishing effective procedures for teacher discipline; (7) the characteristics of effective schooling and the value of decentralizing authority as determined through research; and (8) the importance of cooperation among educators and educational policy-makers at all levels to develop strong, coordinated approaches to educational improvement. (PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, School Effectiveness, Teacher Certification, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State School Boards Association, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York