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Shanker, Albert

Overview
Works: 104 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 1,366 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Television news programs  History  Radio interviews  Nonfiction radio programs  Interviews  Constitution 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: QA13, 510.71
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Breaking the cycle of violence( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of the ... videoconference is to help educators, psychologists, social workers, and other practitioners, who work with young people, plan and develop effective programs in their communities that will reduce the violence that plagues so many cities today."--Guide
The making of a profession by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Congressman Chuck Robb and Albert Shanker discuss education
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: education reform discussion with Secretary of Education, William Bennett; Governor Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the National Governors' Association; Mary Hatwood Futrell, president of the National Education Association, the largest teachers' union in the country; and Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers
Public education in the 80's( Recording )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panelists Shirley Hufstedler, secretary of education; Senator Harrison Schmitt (R-N.M.); and Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers, present their differing opinions on the crisis in American public education. Concludes with a question-and-answer session
Where we stand : Albert Shanker columns in the New York times by Albert Shanker( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of ideas : Al in his own words : a collection by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, markets and America's schools : the fallacies of private school choice by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action versus reverse discrimination( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how contemporary society has attempted to redress discriminatory practices with affirmative action programs. Are quotas based on sex or race unconstitutional? Participants include Ellen Goodman, former EEOC chair, Eleanor Holmes Norton; Washington Post columnist William Raspberry and United Federation of Teachers President, Albert Shanker
The teaching gap : best ideas from the world's teachers for improving education in the classroom by James W Stigler( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing math teaching practices in Japan and Germany with those in the United States, two leading researchers offer a surprising new view of teaching and a bold action plan for improving education inside the American classroom. For years our schools and children have lagged behind international standards in reading, arithmetic, and most other areas of academic achievement. It is no secret that American schools are in dire need of improvement, and that education has become our nation's number-one priority. But even though almost every state in the country is working to develop higher standards for what students should be learning, along with the means for assessing their progress, the quick-fix solutions implemented so far haven't had a noticeable impact. The problem, as James Stigler and James Hiebert explain, is that most efforts to improve education fail because they simply don't have any impact on the quality of teaching inside classrooms. Teaching, they argue, is cultural. American teachers aren't incompetent, but the methods they use are severely limited, and American teaching has no system in place for getting better. It is teaching, not teachers, that must be changed. In The teaching gap, the authors draw on the conclusions of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) -- an innovative new study of teaching in several cultures -- to refocus educational reform efforts. Using videotaped lessons from dozens of randomly selected eighth-grade classrooms in the United States, Japan, and Germany, the authors reveal the rich, yet unfulfilled promise of American teaching and document exactly how other countries have consistently stayed ahead of us in the rate their children learn. Our schools can be restructured as places where teachers can engage in career-long learning and classrooms can become laboratories for developing new, teaching-centered ideas. If provided the time they need during the school day for collaborative lesson study and plan building, teachers will change the way our students learn. James Stigler and James Hiebert have given us nothing less than a "best practices" for teachers -- one that offers proof that how teachers teach is far more important than increased spending, state-of-the-art facilities, mandatory homework, or special education -- and a plan for change that educators, teachers, and parents can implement together
Education reform overseas( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin Newman interviews Albert Shanker concerning West Germany's comprehensive schools, where teachers stay with the same group of students for six years, and students stay together for their entire school career
A voucher reader : a selection of "Where we stand" columns from 1971 to 1993 by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A call for professionalism : American Federation of Teachers President Albert Shanker proposes the creation of a national exam for teachers by Albert Shanker( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking Freely by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Albert Shanker, president of the United Federation of Teachers of New York City, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, and vice president of the afl/cio, discussed such topics as the following: his participation in a meeting of labor leaders with President Ford on September 11; the potential influence of teachers if they were organized; the intention of the government to handle the current crisis by maintaining a hard money policy; the deterioration in the quality of education over the last four or five years; the sort of social progress which could be brought about by teacher action; the limitations of collective bargaining as an instrument; the prospect that a teachers' union or unions will be able to do what he'd like them to do without a merger between the American Federation of Teachers (aft) and the National Education Association (nea); attacks on public education; the dissatisfaction with the public schools among, not only middle class people, but among working class people who feel that the schools don't do for their children what they ought to do; community control; the prospect of a merger for your own purposes and teachers' own protection between the A.F.T. and the N.E.A.; and others. (Jm)
Unions and the Academic Enterprise by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from magazine and newspaper interviews with the president of the American Federation of Teachers concerning unions and collective bargaining at colleges and universities are presented. Topics concern: professionalism and economic self-interest, unions and freedom of inquiry, merit pay, academic elitism, the political influence of college teachers, faculty participation in governance, defining university management, the shrinking academic job market, tenure under attack, productivity in education, unions and affirmative action, and the role of college members in the American Federation of Teachers. It is shown that collective bargaining has dealt with economic conditions and due process procedures and does not conflict with professionalism. Collective bargaining and a union protect academic freedom and promote fairness in faculty salaries rather than relying on subjective decisions. Faculty members could be a potent political force in higher education, which depends on the tax structure and on public policy. For the most part, faculty senates have not had power in college governance, but they could continue to coexist with unions. The need to guarantee job stability for senior faculty and to provide educational programs for nontraditional students is addressed. Disagreement with efforts to promote productivity in higher education is expressed. (Sw)
Public Schools and Preschool Programs: A Natural Connection by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Federation of Teachers President Albert Shanker, in testimony presented to a joint meeting of congressional subcommittees, tells why early childhood education programs should be sponsored by public education agencies rather than private day care centers. Main supporting reasons are: schools are available throughout the country; school systems have become adept at administering large, complicated federal programs; public schools are better equipped to contribute to the intellectual development of young children; utilization of existing schools is more efficient; schools can better coordinate services; use of educational agency licensing mechanisms will upgrade early childhood education staffs; public control promotes accountability; there is presently a lack of high program quality and adherence to licensing standards; and overlapping jurisdiction complicates assessment and evaluation. Data in two tables and two charts support the arguments. (Author/RH)
On schools, students, and education by Albert Shanker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State of Our Union by Albert Shanker( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following topics of immediate concern to the American Federation of Teachers are discussed in terms of their current status and future plans for action: (1) federal aid to education; (2) bilingual education; (3) pensions, benefits, and retirement; (4) effective lobbying; (5) civil rights; (6) collective bargaining and union membership; (7) Proposition 13 and its impact; (8) labor law reform; and (9) tuition tax credits. (Jd)
A proposal for using incentives to restructure our public schools by Albert Shanker( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touching the future. dialogues on education( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with educational leaders about public education in the U.S. in the 1990's and the future
 
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The teaching gap : best ideas from the world's teachers for improving education in the classroom
Alternative Names
Albert Shanker American labor leader

Languages
English (52)

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Where he stands : Albert Shanker of the American Federation of Teachers