Taking Charge of Quality: How Teachers and Unions Can Revitalize Schools

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An introduction and companion to United Mind Workers, one of the most provocative educational reform books of the 90s. This booklet is the ultimate study-group discussion starter on teacher's union reform. Taking Charge of Quality outlines proposals for improving the quality of teaching, touching on issues such as standards, peer review, career ladders, hiring halls, school-based compacts, and teacher accountability. Includes a resource section.

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Overview

An introduction and companion to United Mind Workers, one of the most provocative educational reform books of the 90s. This booklet is the ultimate study-group discussion starter on teacher's union reform. Taking Charge of Quality outlines proposals for improving the quality of teaching, touching on issues such as standards, peer review, career ladders, hiring halls, school-based compacts, and teacher accountability. Includes a resource section.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787943349
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 1,124,443
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES TAYLOR KERCHNER is Hollis P. Allen professor of education at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. He is coauthor of United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society, A Union of Professionals, and The Changing Idea of a Teacher's Union.

JULIA E. KOPPICH is president of Julia E. Koppich and Associates, a San Francisco-based education consulting firm. She is coauthor of United Mind Workers and A Union of Professionals.

JOSEPH G. WEERES is professor of education at Claremont Graduate School and coauthor of United Mind Workers and Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom.

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