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"I commend Andrews' Recognition vs.
Merit Pay to anyone interested    in
improving teaching and learning.    His
findings are always the same:  teacher
recognition programs provide more bang
for the buck than merit pay!"
Dr. Gary Davis
former Director
of the Illinois Community Colleges
Trustees Association, USA
"In Recognition vs. Merit Pay Dr. Andrews
has again delivered the right book at the
right time for the K-12 school system."
Marilyn Holt
Superintendent, East Richland Community
Unit #1, Olney, Illinois, USA

"An appealing characteristic of Andrews'
style of authorship is the way he
intertwines past and current research,
testimonials and examples from schools
across different countries with his
effortless attempts at commending
good recognition programs."
Michelle Attard Tonna
Reviewer for Malta Review Educational
Research Journal

"I found Andrews' work an
excellent analysis of the enormous
international challenge facing
governments on a global stage.  
Recognition vs. Merit Pay has
touched a nerve within me and
I believe it will do the same
to you."
Tony Richardson
Dip. T.B.Ed., B.A., M.Ed.
Queensland, Australia
"The Faculty Excellence Award
I received feels like a celebration
of some of the toll teachers and
their families pay.  For me, it was
important to share this recognition
with my family, friends, and my
teachers.  I could feel their pride
in my success."
Koshu Jagasia
Instructor, Illinois Valley Community College,
Illinois, USA
"Andrews clearly explains how
teacher evaluation and recognition
are critical strategies in ensuring
student success and positive
outcomes.  This book should be
of interest to all educators,
governing boards, government
officials and parents."
Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs
President, Danville Area
Community College,
Matilda Press                   e-mail: andrewsha@sbcglobal.net
Ottawa, Illinois 61350 USA      

The Dual-Credit Phenomenon

             The only comprehensive book
            written on this important program
            spreading quickly across America.

                        Many critics of the secondary school
              system in America had suggested the last two
              years of high school have been a  waste of  time
              for many  students.  American Community colleges
              and some universities have undertaken reform
              through the creative program of dual-credit.  

                     This program allows
'college ready' students
              to   take  college  level  classes  that  secondary
              schools   also   count   toward   high   school
              diploma completion.  

Technical  and  Career  
              Education  programs are now shifting in large
              numbers to the "dual-credit" option and away
              from  the  articulated  and  college  credit in
              escrow options

  The  dual-credit / dual-enrollment
         movement is one of the most  significant  
         educational  innovations to take place over
                          the past 60 years!    

                    These programs  bring secondary schools
              and higher education into the same arena in
              terms of improving learning opportunities for
              secondary  (high school) students.    

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Teachers CAN Be Fired! The Quest for Quality

This is a book many did not want published!
    However, it was highly encouraged by administrators,  
    board members, quality teachers at all levels, and
    supported by teachers in unions who were unsatisfied
    that their poor or lazy teachers were not being put
    through a remediation process and/or removed!  There
    has been a false belief throughout the country that
    these teachers cannot be fired.  This book has been
    updated with
Accountable Teacher Evaluation:  Toward
    Highly Qualified and COMPETENT Teachers!
 (see on
    this website).

Chapter 1 - Teacher Recognition Meeting Human Needs
Chapter 2 - It Takes Leadership
Chapter 3 - What Makes Teacher Recognition Possible?
Chapter 4 - Board Policies for Teacher Evaluation  
                     and Recognition
Chapter 5 - Support for Recognition by Government Officials
Chapter 6 - Why Only One Teacher Award?
Chapter 7 - What Teaching Means to Me
Chapter 8 - Interview with an Award Winning Teacher
Chapter 9 - Teacher Recognition Options for Canadian  
Chapter 10-Teacher Recognition Awards in the UK and  
                      Republic of Ireland
Chapter 11-Special Teacher Recognition from around the  
Chapter 12-Recognition vs. Merit Pay
                Dual Credit Chapters

Chapter I  Dual-Credit:  A Major 21st
  Century Phenomenon

Chapter II:  Dual-Credit:  State Plans

Chapter III:  State Plans:  College
  Campus and High School
  Campus Options

Chapter IV:  State Plans:  College  
  Campus Programs

Chapter V.  Quality Issues:  Lessons
  Learned from Missouri and Florida

Chapter VI:  The Dual-Credit
  Explosion: Illinois,and Other States

Chapter VII:  Outcomes of Dual-Credit
  for Students

Chapter VIII:  Dual-Credit:  Local, State,
  and National Research Needs

Chapter IX  Summary and Prognosis

     Recognition vs. Merit Pay for Our Best Teachers
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