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United Mind Workers : Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society - Charles Taylor Kerchner

United Mind Workers

Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society

Hardcover Published: 12th May 1997
ISBN: 9780787908294
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.<br> <br> 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.

"A must-read for all educators, management and union leaders....[T]his is a remarkably thought-provoking work." --School Business Affairs

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.

ISBN: 9780787908294
ISBN-10: 0787908290
Series: Jossey-Bass Education
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th May 1997
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.05  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1