ERIC Number: ED432018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
NCTE Position on Class Size and Teacher Workload, K-College.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Based on the premise that the challenges of incorporating the necessarily high standards to be literate in today's world require future citizens and the educational community to reconsider the number of students assigned to teachers of English language arts, this National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) position paper outlines what students need to succeed, i.e., what all students have a right to and what kind of teachers they have a right to. The paper pinpoints relevant facts and challenges, and provides goals and strategies to reduce teacher workload and increase the quality of literacy education at all levels, advocating a 3-pronged approach: reduce the class size and workload; hire qualified professional teachers; and provide strong professional development. Separate statements are presented on class size and teacher workload for each educational level, and a 5-year plan is recommended for the secondary level. Contains a 20-item selected bibliography. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Arts, Literacy, Position Papers, Teacher Student Ratio, Teaching Conditions
NCTE Order Department, 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (single copies free; $7 per 100).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.