ERIC Number: ED264214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing the Teaching Profession.
Kelly, Eugene W., Jr.
Nine major thrusts and key issues in the improvement of education are cited: (1) attracting and enrolling high quality candidates into teacher preparation; (2) improving both the intellectual and experiential components of teacher education; (3) strengthening the accreditation and approval system for teacher education institutions; (4) establishing fair and rigorous licensing procedures, including testing, for entry into the teaching profession; (5) providing a strong and supportive system of expert supervision for beginning teachers; (6) upgrading teacher salaries to be competitive with comparable professions; (7) insuring for teachers working conditions conducive to personal and professional commitment and growth; (8) providing resources and opportunities for continuing professional development on the part of teachers; and (9) developing and strengthening a system of professional self-regulation in collaboration with administrators and under public authority. While the fifth and ninth items of this list are elaborated upon, it is also pointed out that the legitimate expectations of parents and citizens for learning and the legitimate requirements of teachers for teaching are fundamentally in agreement. Close cooperation and partnership between teachers, parents, and the community is suggested as a basis for the successful improvement of schooling. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Keynote address presented to the Arkansas Education Association (Little Rock, AR, October 10, 1985).