ERIC Number: ED488863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
The Inside Story of the Teacher Revolution in America
Rowman & Littlefield Education
In this book Cameron addresses the compelling story of the teacher revolution that took place in America in the 1960s and 1970s. He gives an insider's view of what happened, how it happened, and who made it happen, describing why teachers in America organized into unions and became more militant in the 1960s. American teachers had been taken for granted, underappreciated, and underpaid for almost two centuries. When collective bargaining statutes were enacted in many states during the 1960s and 1970s, teachers embraced those laws with gusto and determination. In the process of doing so, they revolutionized the teaching profession and the National Education Association (NEA). This story also delves into why and how the NEA changed its philosophy, programs, and structure to accommodate the revolution from within. Overall, "The Inside Story of the Teacher Revolution in America" gives insights into the character of teachers and the obstacles they have to overcome in order to do their jobs and provides a historical background of the value of public education to this country, as well as the undervaluation of teaching and teachers.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teachers, Teacher Associations, Organizational Change, Unions, Collective Bargaining, Public Education, History
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