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" To elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching, and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States. "
Educational Review - Page 513
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Introduction to Education: Teaching in a Diverse Society

William Edwin Segall, Anna Victoria Wilson - Education - 2004 - 427 pages
...While the words written in 1857 may appear old-fashioned, the NEA has never forgotten its mission: To elevate the character and advance the interests...profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education the United States. (Meyer 1967, 387-389) With an estimated 2004 membership of 2.7...
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The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research ...

Fenwick W. English, Gary L. Anderson - Education - 2005 - 608 pages
...(1988) observed that the National Teachers Association, the forerunner of the NEA, was formed in 1857 "to elevate the character and advance the interests...profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States" (p. 605). The AFT, from its inception, was a union of teachers....
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The WTO and the University: Globalization, GATS, and American Higher Education

Roberta Malee Bassett - Education - 2006 - 211 pages
...all" for the purpose of fulfilling 'the promise of a democratic society'" (NEA, 2004). Founded in 1857 "to elevate the character and advance the interests...profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States," "the NEA is a professional organization of educators, with...
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Teachers United: The Rise of New York State United Teachers

Dennis Gaffney - History - 2012 - 280 pages
...Education Association) The NEA was the first nationwide organization of teachers and was founded in 1857 to "elevate the character and advance the interests...promote the cause of education in the United States. "The NEA still includes the large majority of American teachers, and is particularly strong in suburban...
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