ERIC Number: ED331787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Voices from the Classroom: Exceptional Teachers Speak.
Maeroff, Gene I., Ed.
The opinions and experiences reflected in this report are those of exceptional teachers chosen in a national competition, "Thanks to Teachers," sponsored by Apple Computer, Inc., the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, the National Alliance of Business, and Group W Television. The report is divided into four sections: (1) the teaching profession; (2) the school; (3) students; and (4) reinforcing education. Section 1 synthesizes opinions on: raising standards for teachers so that quality is stressed at all points, revising work schedules to foster communication and socialization among teachers, and increasing salaries. Section 2, on the school, deals with site-based management, flexibility in schools and classrooms, smaller class size, varied forms of assessment, and use of a variety of materials in the curriculum. Section 3 discusses the relationship between teachers and students, emphasizing boosting students' self-esteem, leading them to assume greater responsibility for their own learning, helping them to become critical thinkers, and teaching them to assume civic and social obligations. Section 4 addresses the need to forge links between schools and social service agencies, parents, business, policymakers, and the general public. (AMH)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Opinions, Public Schools, School Based Management, School Community Relationship, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.; National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also sponsored by Group W, Inc.