ERIC Number: ED521775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Dangerous Mind Games: Are We Ready to Overhaul the Teaching Profession? Education Outlook. No. 4
Dale, Jack D.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
In today's school reform discussions, the teaching profession is often mistakenly viewed as a singular activity. Evaluating teachers for their performance in the classroom assumes that the focus should be on each individual teacher. Merit pay and performance pay both assume that student achievement is the result of only the individual teacher. But it is not. In this "Outlook," the author uses his experience as a school superintendent to articulate a vision of twenty-first-century teacher leaders--who work collaboratively to accomplish their goals--and explain the issues that might arise for schools and districts implementing this new model.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Improvement, Systems Approach, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Leadership, Superintendents, Educational Change, Merit Pay, Attitude Change, Futures (of Society), Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Expectation
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. 1150 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-862-5800; Fax: 202-862-7177; Web site: http://www.aei.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research