ERIC Number: ED265672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Who Will Teach Our Children? A Strategy for Improving California's Schools. The Report of the California Commission on the Teaching Profession.
California Commission on the Teaching Profession, Sacramento.
This report sets forth 27 recommendations by the California Commission on the Teaching Profession for improving California schools. After an outline summary of the recommendations and an introductory discussion of education as California's "growth industry," the recommendations are presented according to three general topic areas. The first ten recommendations pertain to restructuring the teaching career and establishing rigorous professional standards. These include deregulation of teacher education, residency requirements for credentials, a redesigned tenure process, competitive grants for advanced career options, salary credit for total years of experience teaching, and sabbaticals. The second set of 10 recommendations pertain to redesigning the school as a more productive workplace for teachers and students. These include proposals for class size reduction, professional development, and restructuring the management of schools to involve teachers in decision-making. The third set of recommendations--pertaining to teacher recruitment--include upgrading of salaries, recruiting teachers statewide, and offering career incentives such as work-study programs and additional service-payback fellowships to college students. Appended to these recommendations are (1) a look at the price tag; (2) a table indicating agencies responsible for implementing each recommendation; (3) a fictional scenario illustrating the benefits of these reforms for a teacher's career; (4) documentation of the process of developing the recommendations; (5) a list of commissioned research papers; and (6) a list of commission members. (TE)
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, School Supervision, Staff Development, State Action, State School District Relationship, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Promotion, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Tenure
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Commission on the Teaching Profession, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California