ERIC Number: ED275084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Tenure and Dismissal. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 86.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
An annotated bibliography of 11 publications on teacher tenure and teacher dismissal focuses on the responsibility of school policymakers and administrators to establish clear employment policies and maintain teacher evaluation records. Citing numerous court decisions, Joseph Beckham examines tenure, employment qualifications, contractual obligations, and discipline. Edwin Bridges discusses the legal barriers to dismissing tenured teachers and provides an 8-part organizational approach to managing incompetent teachers. Ernest Brown reviews reasons for the growing sentiment against tenure and advises legislators to consider the consequences if it is abolished. Nelda Cambron-McCabe advises school officials to be familiar with due process principles and to apply them in rendering adverse employment decisions. Christaine Citron concludes that if the legal issues discussed in her essay are considered in the policy-making process, reform that aims to improve teacher quality will not be impeded. James Gross and Thomas Knight report on the tenure decision process in New York State. Explanations and examples of "good cause" for teacher dismissal are offered by David Larson. Bruce MacDonald outlines the important actions that school boards must take prior to and during a hearing on a teacher's incompetency. Two articles by Robert Phay deal with nonreappointment decisions that concern "average" or "satisfactory" probationary teachers. The bibliography concludes with an overview of the law concerning reduction in force. (MLF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Legal Responsibility, Literature Reviews, Personnel Policy, Probationary Period, Public School Teachers, Reduction in Force, School Law, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Employment, Teacher Evaluation, Tenure
Publications, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.