Teacher Working Conditions as Catalysts for Student Learning
Publication Type:Web Article
Year of Publication:2005
The conditions under which teachers work have a direct bearing on student learning, say these researchers from the Center for Teaching Quality, Inc. "Although business leaders have long recognized and responded to connections between employee working conditions and productivity, many U.S. schools still struggle to address this critical link in their own work environment. As a result of the disconnect, teachers often are isolated in their classrooms, face overwhelming noninstructional duties, have extremely limited opportunities for meaningful decision making, lack basic instructional materials, and perceive few opportunities for advancement and growth." The article, which draws on working conditions research in several states, includes recommendations for action at the state, district and school levels. (ASCD InfoBrief, October 2005)
Emerick, S. (2005). Teacher working conditions as catalysts for student learning. Infobrief (Oct. 2005, No. 43). Retrieved from ASCD 12 May 2008. http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/template.MAXIMIZE/menuitem.c30040c1...