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ERIC Number: ED100896
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Differentiated Staffing: The Second Generation.
Mann, Peter B.
This paper describes two approaches to differentiated staffing. The first approach involved reorganizing teacher staffing by creating a career ladder to permit hierarchical staffing without freezing faculty in positions that would limit growth, fix rewards, and destroy morale. The career ladder allowed the use of teachers and paraprofessionals in teams organized to provide different services to students, with roles determined by the learning task at hand and the students' need for mastering that task. This approach tended to result in a rigid hierarchy, which assumed that certain teacher functions are always of greater importance than others. However, student needs shift constantly, and an effective teaching team should shift accordingly, which is the objective of the second approach to differentiated staffing. The second approach involved performance contracting in which teachers, working in teams, submitted bids to the school board, thereby competing with colleagues for contracts to accomplish specified teaching tasks with results measurable in terms of student achievement. (PD)
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