ERIC Number: ED316524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Conditions & Resources of Teaching. A Special Report by NEA.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Essays by education policy analysts discuss results of the 1985 NEA Conditions and Resources of Teaching (CART) survey, including an overview and appraisal of the survey results, their relation to other similar studies, and the potential for and projected costs of change in the allocation of resources for teachers. The first paper, by Samuel B. Bacharach and his colleagues (Scott C. Bauer and Joseph B. Shedd), offers an overview and appraisal of the CART survey by the research team intimately involved in the survey's preparation and evolution. The second paper, by Susan J. Rosenholtz, places the CART survey in the context of related scholarly literature. It is noted that the CART survey reinforces a conclusion reached independently by many other researchers: The social and organizational conditions in today's schools create many of the problems that undermine quality education. In the third paper, Charles S. Benson states that these conditions can be changed, and proposes a step-by-step plan designed to accomplish needed changes. The final paper, by E. Gareth Hoachlander, addresses the educational reform question regarding the economic ramifications of reform and provides examples of alternative strategies. The report concludes with an appendix that presents the survey's numerical data. (JD)
Descriptors: Career Development, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Economic Factors, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Resource Allocation, Teaching Conditions
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.