ERIC Number: ED431756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping the Profession That Shapes the Future. Speeches from the AFT/NEA Conference on Teacher Quality (Washington, D.C., September 25-27, 1998).
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This publication presents papers given at a 1998 joint meeting of the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association which focused on teacher quality. One common thread of this conference was criticism of the growing practice of granting emergency certification to unprepared or underprepared teachers. The papers address how to keep high standards and still hire enough top-quality teachers. The papers include: "Teacher Quality and Professional Unionism" (Sandra Feldman); "The Union as a Professional Lifeline" (Bob Chase); "Building a National Partnership for Teacher Quality" (Richard W. Riley); "Organizing around Quality" (Julia E. Koppich and Charles Taylor Kerchner); "Professional Development is the Job" (Anthony Alvarado); "The Implications of TIMSS for Teacher Quality" (William H. Schmidt); and " A Caring, Competent, Qualified Teacher for Every Child" (Linda Darling-Hammond). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Education, Science Education, Teacher Associations, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teachers, Teaching Skills, Unions
American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-2079
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study