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ERIC Number: EJ1012094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Advocacy throughout the Year: Taking a Stand for the Teaching Profession
Bond, Nathan; Pope, Alexander
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v49 n2 p64-69 2013
In this article, the author's share some ways that voters--and specifically educators--can advocate for their views on an ongoing basis and make those views known to the elected officials who make decisions that directly affect teachers. These policymakers generally are not educators by training and, consequently, lack the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary for dealing with educational issues (Pillow-Price, 2009). On the other hand, teachers know their students, school community, curriculum, and pedagogy better than anyone, and they need to parlay this knowledge in productive ways. Some educators may feel they would like to be stronger advocates, but do not know what to do. To address this need, the author's offer some guidelines that teachers can follow when taking a stand for the profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A