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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta WedneitJay, 11, 1972 THE IFIHBR1DOS HERALD 23 Worth report New contract negotiation system advocated for teachers, trustees By RON CALDWEU. Hcralil Slalt Writer The introduction of 'a Final Offer Selection system in teacher contract talks has been advocated by the Worth Com- mission Report on Educational Planning. The system sees a selection officer appointed when contract talks break down. He studies the final positions of both sides and selects the most reason- able offer, which both groups are bound to accept. The selection officer would be empowered only to pick ane or the other position ii its entirely not to pick anc choose items from each. Tliis would force both sides to adopt realistic positions be- cause of the danger of having the other party's otherwise un reasonable offer selected. "Each parly would be reluc tant to risk a deadlock with out good evidence to justify its point of view, since the olhe party's final offer might be sel ected as the more reasonable of the the report said. Tije commission said conven tional arbitration methods ar unsatisfactory because hot! sides tend to adopt extrem positions "hi the hope of im proving the saw-off. This re- ilts in undermining ol good aith in negotiations." The commission also urged close look at the possibility f centralized negotiations ne provincial government neg- tiating directly with the Al- berta Teachers' Association. Saskatchewan teachers have recently asked to negotiate on a provincial level and the Worth Commission maintains that the situations in the two provinces are much the same. "There aro sufficient paral lels in emerging developments in Alberta to justify, Indeed compel, close attention to thi: choice of futures in negotia- the report says. Teacher surplus means good chance for up-grading A unique opportunity now exists to substantially upgrade the quality of Alberta's teach- es, says the Worth Commis- sion Report on Educational Planning. The commission says that, because of a large teacher sur- plus which is expected to con- tinue for another 10 years, "immediate advantage should be taken of this opportunity to upgrade the teaching force." "Practising teachers, with less than the minimum train- ing required for initial certi- fication, should be instructed to bring their qualifications up to this level by 1980." For most teachers there should be little problem In reaching this level within the, next eight years, but for about teachers, the "impact will be profound." These are the teachers who have less than two years ol teacher education and "many have done very little about im- proving their qualifications since they began teaching." A substantial number of teachers who fall into this cat- egory will probably have either retired or resigned by 1980, the commission predicts. There are at least three pos- sibilities for those who fail to upgrade themselves by that date liberal early retire- ment arrangements, employ' ment as learning assistants o change to another professio with special provisions for re- training. Backs Games COALDALE (HNS) Th Ii. I. Baker School junior hig student union is backing the A berla Summer Games sched uled for Bow Island in Augus The students will sell "boos er buttons" for the Susnm e Games at a price oE 25 cen' each. The buttons were presen ed to the student council b W. D. Geldert, Lethbridg County X, indent grading The traditional method o: measuring the achievement o tudents is "not only inade- uate but highly ays the Worth Commission He lort on Educational Plaming. "It subverts good teaching tbstructs learning, mlsl e a d s parents and Is abused by em iloycrs, other educational ititulions and the learners them The commission says tha evaluation presumes a set o objectives has been established but unfortunately this is not th case. In the future, we must es tablish objectives that can b measured not by comparing one learner against another but comparing each learner against chosen or imposed objec- tive. "The objective of (irst year typing can be stated as 25 words a minute with two er- rors and everyone knows ex- actly what that means. But few teachers are using the same technique with, say, history or Worth favors certification for all Alberta teachers poetry." .Learners should cot be judged on what the know but by what they can generate from what they know how well they can bridge the gap between learning and thinking, The Worth Commission Report on Educational Planning says despite some potential evils, it favors giving teachers the right and responsibility to control entry into the teaching profession. "Licencing almost inevitably becomes a tool in the hands of the professional group to obtain a monopoly position at the expense of the public. "But to deny teachers equal treatment on the grounds of incompetence or because they are public servants is to impugn their Integrity and stigmatize them as second the report says. The commission says entry into other professions, medicine, engineering, irchilecture and accounting, has been controlled by these >rof ess ions for many years. "The Alberta Teachers' Association has been a vigorous advocate of this for some time. "Tho commission agrees in irinciple with the contention hat school teachers should be accorded similar rights and responsibilities to those of other professional groups." clubs -ii you're very young Fun clubs for children between six and eight are a mrt of the Community summer Program at the Civic Cenire. Crafts, games, singing, anc special events take place every Friday at either Rideau Court Staff ordville, Kinsmen, Kiwan-is, Lakeview, Lions or Gyro parks. This Friday is camp day for fun clubs at Camp Chino. Chil dren must bring a small lunch and bus fare. For information call Commu nity Summer -Program at 323 0876. Degrees granted Two Lethbridge resi dents were graduates at the spring convocation of the University o Manitoba. Barrel D. McKenzie receiv ed a master of arts degree, anc Larry Joe Allan was awarded a master of business admini stration degree. At its five sessions of convocation the University awarded 'a record number of degrees, diplomas, associateships certificates and licentiates in several fields of academi Permanent certific a 11 o a, should be done away with and replaced by certifi- cates wtiich have to be renew- ed every 10 years. "The abolition of permanent certification should apply not only to entrants to the profes- sion, but to all teachers in Al- berta, regardless of their pre- sent credentials. "This is essential in order (o be fair to all members of the teaching force and to safe- guard the public interest." Renewal of an expired certi- ficate would depend on an over- all assessment of the teacher's performance. Few ivill get Canada Day long weekend Civil servants in Lethbridge, except for those on emergency services, will have a three-day weekend July 1 to 3 on account of the Canada Day holiday. July 1 being a Saturday, civil servants will have Mon- day, July 3 as a holiday. Those on emergency services :will work on -July 1 but will receive double pay. THE CANADIAN FAMILY STORE 318 6th Street South, Lethbridge TAILORED BLOUSES Permanent p r e s cot (en. Short roll sleeves. As- sorted solid shades end prints. Sizes 12 to 20............. STYLISH PANT COATS 3 smart styles. Rayon lined poly- Belled, large poc- kets. Beige, navy or red. Sizes 10 to 18, Regular 18.98 99' 9' CIRE NYLON CAR COATS HOT PANT "SIZZLER" DRESSES Regular and bare back styles. Wide assortment of acetate Many colours. Sizes S-M-L.. Regufpr 6.98................. 4 FORTREL COTTON GOWNS Long length, permanent press. Dainty embroidered and smock Irims In pasleJ shades. Sizes S-M- L. Regular io 4.9S............... 2 ,99 Belled, double breasted with shiny brass buttons for the nauti- cal look. Five fashion shades. Sizej 8 to 16. Original value 8.95.........., PRINTED PANT TOPS Bright, easy-care Jersey or poly- ester prints, Long or short sleeves, collar, zip or fronts. Sizes 10 to 18 and 38 to 44. Regular 5.98 to 8.93 SPECIAL! PANT SUITS Group, cottons and bonded Orion. Short sleeves and sleeveless topi Jn many sryfes and cofours. Sizes 10 to 18. Regular 14.98 to 23.95 3 LADIES' WEAR KNIT 4 .48 3-PCE. SKIRT SUITS Well known branded lines of 100% Celcil Celaro double knifs. Big variety of styles incljding longer length Jackets, long sleeva tops, pullover tops. Suit includes skirt, jack- et and top. Dozens of colours, purple, orange, yellow, blue, etc., with contrast trims and designs. Sizes 10 to 18. Elaslicized waist, slilched crease. Jacquard weove in solid shades of white, navy, brown, lilac, blue. Sizes 10 to IB. Regular 4.98................. 3 .66 FORTREL COURTELLE SKIRTS Regular and mini length fn fashion styles end colours. Sizes 8 to 1 6. Regular value to 9.98 3 PANTYHOSE BY KAYSER LESS THAN !4 PRICE Oho size fits all. Fashion shades Including taupe, beige, neutral and navy. Regular 1.19 PR. 57' G.W.G, PANTS First quoliry Tn flam and Jean slyles, fobrifs ond colours. Sizes 8 to 18. Mfg. sugg. were 7.95 to 10.95 3 ,97 POLYESTER FLARE PANTS 12 Original values to 29.95 .88 BRAND NAME SUPPORT HOSE By known Canadian maker. 500% polyester 'fashion fabric. Machine washable; Sizes 10 to 20. Sold elsewhere a) 14.98........ 6 ,88 16 for nurses, waitresses. Beige and taupa shades, also white. Sizes 8W to 1 US, reg. tall and extra large. Slight imperfections will not af- fect wBar. If Ut qualify would be 4.95 pr. PR. 99 ARNEL PANTIES Brief style with elastic legs, (n while and pastels. Sizes S-M-L, also some ono sfze stretch. Regular 49c 29 FREE BALLOONS FOR CHILDREN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT WIN A DELUXE 10-SPEED BICYCLE 19" PANASONIC PORTABLE (ENTRY FORMS IN THE STORE) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY (Entry In the No purchase ntteatary. DEPUTY MAYOR CAM BARNES WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THE STOR! AT 2 P.M. THURSDAY JUNE 22 WILL BROADCAST FROM FIELDS STORS THURSDAY, JUNE 22 FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. AND SATURDAY, JUNE 24 FROM 10 A.M. ;