ERIC Number: ED312267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
America's Teachers. An Introduction to Education.
Newman, Joseph W.
Part 1 of this book explores the challenges and rewards of teaching as an occupation. Issues discussed include: (1) the kind of people who choose teaching as a career; (2) the teacher job market; (3) teacher salaries--including career ladders and merit pay plans; (4) the quality of teacher education and the controversy over teacher testing; (5) the role of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers in professionalizing the occupation; and (6) the legal rights and responsibilities of teachers. Part 2 consists of four chapters on the history, philosophies and theories, sociology, and politics of American education. The third part focuses on to major issues for the 1990's: teachers and the curriculum, and private schools versus public schools. (JD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Ladders, Educational Research, Labor Market, Legal Responsibility, Merit Pay, Private Schools, Public Schools, Teacher Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation)
Longman Inc., 95 Church St., White Plains, NY 10601-1505 ($24.35).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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