Educational reform must go beyond a restructuring of the teaching occupation. A realistic approach would include strengthening the principalship, reestablishing the primacy of education as the focus of public schools, improving the physical plant, increasing parental participation in the decision-making process, and aligning schools with the external communities — especially the business and university communities.
Peterkin, Robert S.
"Teaching--From Occupation to Profession: A Response,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
2, Article 8.
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