ERIC Number: ED361332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers of the Year Speak Out: Key Issues in Teacher Professionalization. Policy Brief.
This policy brief presents a discussion of what needs to be done to empower, attract, and retain good teachers. Consistent with educational reform efforts, the Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) invited the 1992 and 1993 Outstanding Teachers of the Year from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina to meet as an ongoing Advisory Council for the purpose of focusing on issues related to teacher education and professionalization. The six topics of discussion that emerged during the meetings are discussed. These topics are: (1) characteristics of innovative teachers; (2) needs of teachers; (3) leadership development; (4) change strategies; (5) preservice teacher education; and (6) continuing professional development. Since policymakers can play a strategic role in supporting teacher recruitment and retention, suggestions for professional development, decision making, working conditions, and funding are provided. (LL)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership Qualities, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.