ERIC Number: ED481956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Learning... Teaching... Leading... Report of the Professional Development Task Force.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This report presents three recommendations for teaching and learning in three areas. The first, "Make Teaching and School Administration Attractive Careers," notes the need to (1) "Increase Salaries for Teachers and Administrators"; (2) "Strengthen Multiple Pathways into Teaching and School Leadership" (3) "Enable Schools that Serve High-Need Students to Attract and Keep Well-Qualified Teachers and Administrators"; and (4) "Eliminate Emergency Permits and Waivers within Five Years". The second, "Provide Teachers and School Leaders with the Skills They Need to Improve Student Learning," stresses the need to (5) "Enhance the Capacity of Colleges and Schools to Prepare Teachers Well in High-Needs Fields"; (6) "Build a Statewide Infrastructure for Career-Long Professional Development that Supports Educator Learning and School Improvement"; (7) "Ensure that High-Quality Professional Development Reaches Teachers and Administrators in High-Need Communities"; and (8) "Improve the Preparation, Induction, and Ongoing Support of School Leaders So That They are Able to Lead Schools That Successfully Support Student Learning." The third, "Create the Conditions that Allow Teachers and School Leaders to Succeed," describes the need to (9) "Reconfigure Site Leadership to Enable the Principal to Serve as an Instructional Leader and to Support the Development of Teacher Leaders Who Can Coach and Mentor Others" and (10) "Redesign Schools So That They Can Focus on Student and Teacher Learning. Add and Reorganize Time to Enable Collaborative Teacher Planning and Inquiry." Recommendations and a strategic plan of action are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Career Choice, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Preservice Teacher Education, Principals, School Administration, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.