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7.2 Professional organizations ACTIVITIES:

Professional Growth:

Promoting conferences, workshops, and meetings

Public Relations:

Furnishing data to citizens groups, preparing radio and TV programs, motion pictures and the like

Defending the Teaching Profession:

Making investigations of situations where teachers are unjustly accused and trying to correct such situations

Research:

Carrying on pertinent research studies and answering questions from members where objective data are desired

Professional Standards:

Through staff members, committees and other means working for higher standards for all aspects of teaching, especially trying to secure an adequate supply of good teachers

Teacher Welfare:

Working for higher teacher’s salaries and improved retirement systems

Federal Relations:

Attempting to secure desirable new educational legislation and preventing the passage of undesirable types.

Curriculum and structional Development:

Trying to encourage continuous study of curricula and better teaching methods

International Education:

Co-operating with other agencies in support. of the United Nations, UNESCO and the WCOTP

Selective Teacher Recruitment:

Through FTA and many other agencies trying to secure adequate supply of properly qualified young people to prepare for teaching

Publications:

Publishing professional journals, yearbooks, books, research abstracts, and the like. The NEA Journal is the official organ of the Associations

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