ERIC Number: ED051075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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The Remuneration of Young Teachers and of Staff in Colleges and Departments of Education and the Effect on Recruitment and Wastage from the Profession.
Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd., London (England).
This analysis of remuneration in the teaching profession in England indicates that the salaries of teachers with some years' experience are very low compared with professions needing somewhat lower academic qualifications. The career prospects for non-graduate teachers are also extremely poor. The salaries of staff in colleges of education are much lower than those of comparable groups in the public and private sectors, such as civil service or local authority positions, and banking, accountancy, sales, and personnel. Tables showing teachers' salary scales and comparisons with other professions are include. Results show that teaching posssses most of the attributes of a career attractive to both boys and girls, but the poor salary image is an important reason for only 10 percent of the boys thinking of entering teaching, as opposed to 51 percent of the girls. Case studies of men aged 25-35 indicate that salary considerations and limited career prospects are an important cause of wastage from the profession. Both non-graduate and graduate groups feel that no recognition is given to skill and devotion, in contrast to academic qualifications, and they believe that promotion involves taking administrative posts. Other major causes of dissatisfaction are unsatisfactory conditions within the schools, including narrow or irrelevant curriculum, petty restrictions, excessive power of principals, and lack of support with disciplinary problems. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd., London (England).