ERIC Number: ED399234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers as Frontline Researchers and Policy Makers--A Midyear Perspective from the First IMPACT II Teacher Policy Institute.
Silberberg, Mark; And Others
The five essays included in this document focus on the First IMPACT II Teacher Policy Institute (50 New York City Public School teachers "committed to affecting real change in educational policy in this city"). "Teachers as Researchers" (Mark Silberberg) discusses the relationship between teaching and research, particularly with regard to policy formation. "The Envisioning Process" (Donna Mehle) describes the Policy Institute's experience in developing a group vision. "Teacher Policy Institute Vision Statement" (Benna Golubtchik, Donna Mehle and Linda Steinmann, Compilers) includes the following topics: the school, school and community, the process of learning, diversity, accountability, and teacher professionalism. "School-Based Survey Project" (Theresa London Cooper and Peter Dillon) explains the data gathering by institute participants in their own schools in order to raise awareness and start building consensus for policy change. Survey findings, changes that took place or are taking place, and some of the problems that were encountered, as well as some of the concerns about school-based survey projects and the conclusions drawn about making policy changes are discussed. "Donors Education Collaborative Planning Process" (Steve Williams) describes the participation by eight fellows of the Teacher Policy Institute in the Donors Education Collaborative project to design a 2-5 year program to build the constituency for public school reform. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: IMPACT II--The Teachers Network, New York, NY.