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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



                      This is t
he only comprehensive
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