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Reforming Tenure in Schools of Education

Reforming Tenure in Schools of Education Reforming Tenure In Schools of Education Mr. Tierney argues that, if the work of schools of education is ever to change, then the reward structure that exists for school of education faculty members must change. He offers five models of reform and suggests what needs to happen in order for change to take place. BY WILLIAM G. TIERNEY ERHAPS no professional school their roles and functions have been de- been called on to do a wide variety of tasks. has had a more contentious and fined and constrained by accrediting asso- Some proponents argue that schools of ed- ill-defined history than the school ciations. Still other professional schools, ucation should mirror their medical school of education. Whereas medical such as public administration or urban plan- counterparts and perform basic research schools were held in low regard ning, have been much more narrowly de- that leads to consensual findings. Others at the start of the 20th century, fined, and they are not found on nearly as opine that schools of education should train Pfor the better part of that cen- many campuses as schools of education. tury the expectations of members of the Schools of education, however, are ubiq- WILLIAM http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Phi Delta Kappan SAGE

Reforming Tenure in Schools of Education

Phi Delta Kappan , Volume 82 (7): 5 – Mar 1, 2001

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SAGE
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© 2001 Phi Delta Kappa
ISSN
0031-7217
eISSN
1940-6487
DOI
10.1177/003172170108200715
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Reforming Tenure In Schools of Education Mr. Tierney argues that, if the work of schools of education is ever to change, then the reward structure that exists for school of education faculty members must change. He offers five models of reform and suggests what needs to happen in order for change to take place. BY WILLIAM G. TIERNEY ERHAPS no professional school their roles and functions have been de- been called on to do a wide variety of tasks. has had a more contentious and fined and constrained by accrediting asso- Some proponents argue that schools of ed- ill-defined history than the school ciations. Still other professional schools, ucation should mirror their medical school of education. Whereas medical such as public administration or urban plan- counterparts and perform basic research schools were held in low regard ning, have been much more narrowly de- that leads to consensual findings. Others at the start of the 20th century, fined, and they are not found on nearly as opine that schools of education should train Pfor the better part of that cen- many campuses as schools of education. tury the expectations of members of the Schools of education, however, are ubiq- WILLIAM

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Published: Mar 1, 2001

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