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ERIC Number: ED363005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-884139-00-0
State Policies To Improve the Teacher Workforce: Shaping the Profession That Shapes America's Future. Report of a Working Conference Co-Sponsored by Recruiting New Teachers, Inc. and the National Conference of State Legislatures (North Carolina, November 1992).
National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
This document presents a report of a 1992 workshop on teacher development and educational reform. The meeting focused on how various state teacher policies could be integrated into a coherent and comprehensive statewide teacher-development system. Following the executive summary, this report contains two main sections. The first sets the context for the meeting by defining teacher-development systems and underscoring their centrality to reform. The second section discusses 10 interrelated guiding principles that can serve as starting points for the design and implementation of teacher-development systems. The principles pertain to strategic planning, clarified government roles, participatory design, multicultural/demographic awareness, development of teachers as reform partners, school restructuring, higher education linkages, education of policymakers and the public, incentives for change, and funding. In conclusion, state policymakers need to: (1) consider teacher development as a means to meaningful school renewal; (2) view teacher policy as a way to clarify and implement national reform goals at the local level; and (3) support teacher-development policy that enables improvement. Appendices contain a list of meeting participants and a reader response form. (LMI)
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.