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United Mind Workers. Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2217742
  • Book
  • April 1997
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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.
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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.
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Julia E. Koppich
Joseph G. Weeres
Charles Taylor Kerchner
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