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ERIC Number: ED014453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jul-28
Pages: 24
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Reference Count: 0
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THE MASTERS DEGREE AND TEACHERS' SALARIES.
Burbank Unified School District, CA.
TO DETERMINE WHETHER A MASTER'S DEGREE SHOULD BE REQUIRED OF TEACHERS IN A PROPOSED NEW BURBANK SCHOOL DISTRICT SALARY CLASS, 3 QUESTIONS WERE INVESTIGATED (1) DOES THE ACQUISITION OF A MASTER'S MAKE FOR GREATER IMPROVEMENT IN TEACHING THAN AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF UNIVERSITY TRAINING IN OTHER AREAS, (2) DOES THE MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM OR THE SCREENING PROCESS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM RESULT IN MORE EFFECTIVE TEACHING, AND (3) DOES THE MASTER'S DEGREE REQUIREMENT IMPOSE A DISCRIMINATORY RESTRICTION ON CERTAIN TEACHERS, UNDER THE PRESENT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. FIVE AREAS OF INQUIRY WERE UNDERTAKEN--(A) A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, (B) THE PROFESSIONAL OPINION OF 33 QUALIFIED PERSONS, (C) A REVIEW OF THE RATINGS GIVEN TEACHERS IN THE DISTRICT WHO HAD A MASTER'S AND THOSE WITH EQUAL TRAINING WITHOUT THE DEGREE, (D) A SURVEY OF "COMMON PRACTICES" AMONG 21 COMPARABLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND (E) AN INQUIRY OF TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTIONS ABOUT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE. LITTLE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE IN FAVOR OF A MASTER'S DEGREE REQUIREMENT WAS FOUND. EXPERT OPINION TENDS TO BE AGAINST IT, ALTHOUGH ALMOST ALL DISTRICTS REQUIRE IT AT SOME POINT IN THEIR SALARY SCHEDULE. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Burbank Unified School District, CA.
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