ERIC Number: ED296995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Empowerment of Teachers. Overcoming the Crisis of Confidence.
Maeroff, Gene I.
Using the Rockefeller Foundation's project CHART (Collaboratives for Humanities and Arts Teaching) as a basis for the study, this book examines the demoralization and lack of status that plague the teaching profession today. The premise of the book is that doors will open toward empowerment if teachers are given the proper circumstances to become more expert as teachers. By simultaneously conferring status on teachers, building up their knowledge base, and giving them access to the processes of decision making, they would be treated with more dignity, would feel better about themselves, would have more to say about the way they teach, and could more readily influence decisions affecting the schools. (JD)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Professional Autonomy, Professional Recognition, Self Determination, Status Need, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Morale, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation)
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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