ERIC Number: ED062274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Absenteeism and Related Policies for Supplemental Remuneration.
South Penn School Study Council.; Philadelphia Suburban School Study Council, PA.
This study examines three areas of concern to school districts: a) the policies of supplemental remuneration for teachers currently maintained by the school districts, b) the extent of teacher absenteeism in the districts, and c) the possibility of relationships between policies for supplemental remuneration and teacher absenteeism. Five study councils were created; they were composed of 56 districts. A questionnaire was distributed to all member districts in the five councils. Each district was requested to indicate the provisions it made for financial security, health, service connected benefits, professional growth of teacher and practices for reporting and recording absences. Data were obtained concerning numbers of absences by teachers for sickness, personal reasons, and bereavement. Measures of absenteeism were calculated for each district, council, and the entire sample; all but six of the 56 districts responded. A prone or resistent pattern of absenteeism was observed in each district; however, further study to determine selected variable is necessary. Appendixes include legal bases for personnel policies concerning teachers, special examples of personnel policies, indexes of absences 1968-69, forms and records for leaves of absences, member school districts and a seven-item bibliography. (MJM)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Education.
Authoring Institution: South Penn School Study Council.; Philadelphia Suburban School Study Council, PA.