ERIC Number: ED030191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-20
Reference Count: 0
Incentives in American Education.
Coleman, James S.
Educational policies are discussed which are directed at affecting the incentives of a school superintendent or other executive officers of an operating school system, staff members in the administrative office, principals or other executive officers in a school, teachers, pupils, and their parents. A number of proposals for the modification of schools, as they affect the incentives of school personnel, are discussed under seven headings: (1) Publication of performance information to change the direction of community pressure on superintendent or principal; (2) interscholastic academic competition; (3) intramural cooperation and competition; (4) dual competing school systems; (5) a tuition grant or voucher system for attendance at private schools; (6) the open school, with subject-specific choices; and (7) payment-by-results. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.
Note: Paper prepared for Brookings Seminar on Incentives in Public Policy (February 20, 1969).