ERIC Number: ED178998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Motivation of Teachers. ACSA School Management Digest, Series 1, Number 18. ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 46.
This publication discusses intrinsic teacher motivation by reviewing human resources literature and making use of educational literature and interviews with working educators. First it provides sketches of the work motivation theories of McGregor, Maslow, Herzberg, and Deci. Next, the paper examines the work and problems of teachers. Finally, it offers a review of strategies for enhancing the motivation of teachers, such as praising and providing feedback. The paper concludes that administrators should accept teachers as partners in a collective pursuit. They should seek to ease the frustrations of teaching and encourage teachers' effectiveness and achievement of psychic rewards. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, Rewards, Teacher Motivation, Theories, Work Environment
Association of California School Administrators, 1575 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010 ($3.50; $2.75 for ACSA members)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: Information Analysis Products