ERIC Number: ED351778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Incentive Systems, Final Report. Policy Research Initiative: Haiti, Liberia, Somalia, Yemen Arab Republic.
Kemmerer, Frances; Thiagarajan, Sivasailam
Findings of a study that examined the implementation of a teacher incentives initiative in four countries--Haiti, Liberia, Somalia, and Yemen--are presented in this paper. The countries are participating in a 10-year initiative founded in 1984, Improving the Efficiency of Educational Systems (IEES). Methodology involved interviews with approximately 200 primary teachers and small samples of former primary and secondary teachers in each country. Teacher trainees in Liberia and headmasters in Somalia were also interviewed. Findings from each country are presented in individual sections. The lessons learned fell into two categories: fiscal and managerial. Fiscal concerns involved local budgeting and the transfer of funds, while managerial problems centered on confusion of goals and lack of technical support. Recommendations are made for remedying each problem. Three figures are included. Appendices contain an outline of the status review on primary teacher initiatives, the coding and analysis of the survey data, and the teacher interview protocols. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Learning Systems Inst.
Identifiers: Haiti; Liberia; Somalia; Yemen