ERIC Number: ED464055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
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Illinois Policy Inventory on Teaching and Learning.
Presley, Jennifer B.; Konkol, Pamela
These guidelines are derived from the five basic National Commission on Teaching and America's Future recommendations presented in "What Matters Most: Teaching and America's Future," a research-based proclamation that improving the quality of classroom instruction is the most important, direct, and cost-effective route to improving student learning in U.S. schools. The five recommendations are: (1) "Get Serious about Standards for Students and Teachers" (e.g., accredit schools of education and license teachers on the basis of demonstrated performance); (2) "Reinvent Teacher Preparation and Professional Development" (e.g., teaching and learning standards as a foundation for teacher education and quality mentoring to develop quality teachers); (3) "Overhaul Teacher Recruitment and Put Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom" (e.g., assess teacher supply and demand and increase the ability of low-wealth districts to attract qualified teachers and ensure that districts hire only qualified teachers); (4) "Encourage and Reward Knowledge and Skill" (e.g., linking compensation to knowledge, skills, and performance and National Board certification); and (5) "Create Schools Organized for Student and Teacher Success" (e.g., flattening hierarchies and reallocating dollars and providing incentives for ongoing school improvement). Four appendixes present relevant Illinois data. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Principals, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Skills
For full text: http://ierc.siue.edu/documents/Policy_inventory.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois