ERIC Number: ED311594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
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A Unique Labor-Management Partnership Has Made Dade County Public Schools a Model in Education Reform. Labor-Management Cooperation Brief No. 16.
St. John, Donna
With the passage of legislation providing financial rewards for merit schools, the Dade County Public Schools and the United Teachers of Dade negotiated a program, now known as the Quality Instruction Incentives Plan (QIIP), designed to recognize significant improvements in student physical and academic achievement. The success of QIIP initiated a movement in 1985 to professionalize teaching and led to the development of expanded faculty-administration cooperation in the management of schools. Programs devised and currently in operation under the new school management and decisionmaking effort include the unique restructuring of 12 school environments and their curriculums to confront high dropout rates, Saturday Morning School that combines traditional instruction with computer games and music education, and company/school cooperation in running and maintaining satellite learning centers. The full potential of the Professionalization of Teaching movement in the Dade County Public Schools has yet to be realized; each year new initiatives are begun and old ones are changed or expanded in the effort to improve school quality. (KM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor-Management Relations and Cooperative Programs (DOL), Washington, DC.