United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society / Edition 1 by Charles Taylor Kerchner, Julia E. Koppich, Joseph G. Weeres | | 9780787908294 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society / Edition 1

United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society / Edition 1

by Charles Taylor Kerchner, Julia E. Koppich, Joseph G. Weeres
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787908290

ISBN-13: 9780787908294

Pub. Date: 05/12/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This new model of teacher unions is organized around issues of quality teaching and professional development, as well as economic fairness. The authors propose strategies for expanding the influence of unions by involving them in the setting of educational standards, evaluating teacher performance, and promoting career security.

The authors have established

Overview

This new model of teacher unions is organized around issues of quality teaching and professional development, as well as economic fairness. The authors propose strategies for expanding the influence of unions by involving them in the setting of educational standards, evaluating teacher performance, and promoting career security.

The authors have established United Mind Workers web pages that contain portions of the book, research reports, and work in progress as well as links to other labor and teacher reform web pages and links to the authors' electronic mail boxes. For the web pages, go to: www.cgu.edu. Click on FACULTY, then Kerchner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908294
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/12/1997
Series:
Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: A Post-Industrial Unionism.

1. Organizing the Other Half of Teaching.

2. From Siege Mentality to Transformational Vision.Part II: The Quest for Quality.

3. Improving the Craft of Teaching.

4. Upgrading Educational Standards.

5. Evaluating the Work of Peers.

Part III: New Union-Management Agreements.

6. Reforming the District-Wide Contract.

7. Establishing School-Based Compacts.

Part IV: Tasks for the Future.

8. Strengthening the Market for Teachers.

9. Creating New Representation Roles for Unions.

10. Reforming the Labor Law.

11. Organizing for the Knowledge Era.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >