ERIC Number: ED305362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
What Next? More Leverage for Teachers. Teaching In America: The Possible Renaissance. No. TR-86-3.
Green, Joslyn, Ed.
Interviews with 14 experienced educators on the current state of education in the United States are presented in this booklet. The experts discuss the current tasks facing educators, the need for redefining the teaching profession, and the importance of rethinking the area of educational finances. The conversations reflect concerns about recruiting and retaining talented teachers and point up the fact that teachers should have more leeway in deciding how to meet state standards for education. It is noted that more attention must be paid to the way schools are organized, that state actions should be avoided that add to an already bureaucratic quality in the schools, and that the quality of teacher education institutions must be improved. The booklet ends with a list of ideas, points of departure, and suggestions for improving schooling. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, State Action, Statewide Planning, Teacher Participation
ECS Distribution Center, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.