ERIC Number: ED298599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Evolution of Teacher Policy.
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Berry, Barnett
This report is an attempt to classify and interpret the new pieces of state legislation influencing the teaching occupation: how teachers are trained, licensed, inducted, and compensated. The historical basis of recent teacher reforms and the concepts of teaching that these new policies embody are analyzed. Examined are trends in state teacher policies governing certification and compensation implemented between 1978 and 1986. Analysis was based on interviews with state officials, examinations of policy documents, and reports of state policy actions compiled by a variety of education organizations. The report is compiled into three divisions: (1) recent trends in teacher certification; (2) recent trends in teacher compensation; and (3) teacher policy in review. Sixty references are included. (SI)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, State Legislation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Employment, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Salaries, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
Publications Department, The RAND Corporation, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research in Education.; Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.