ERIC Number: ED422271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Teacher as Change Agent. A View from the Inside. A Report of the Select Seminar on Excellence in Education.
Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.
This report presents information from the February 1997 Select Seminar on Excellence in Education. The Select Seminars have been held since 1985 as a form of professional development, offering a forum for educators to consider major issues and make written recommendations to improve the quality of education. Participants in the 1997 Seminar were educators from local schools and universities in the Albany, New York area. The Seminar discussed and debated the importance of teachers assuming the role of initiator of change and the climate in which this role can survive and flourish. Discussion groups looked at the following issues: (1) factors that inhibit teachers in acting as change agents in schools, (2) qualities necessary if teachers are to serve as change agents, (3) attributes of the climate which allow teachers as change agents to survive and flourish, (4) conditions necessary in the bureaucracy to encourage teachers to serve as change agents, and (5) Ways to nurture and support innovators within universities, classrooms, schools, and districts. (SM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Politics of Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teachers, Teaching Conditions
Capital Area School Development Association, Husted Hall 211, University at Albany, State University of New York, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($15).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.