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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.    

 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

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