ERIC Number: ED172320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
This study, undertaken at the request of the Joint International Labour Office/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, examines the earnings of teachers in a worldwide context. Drawing on material relating to the public sector of education in over 70 countries, it considers successively the methods used and the procedures followed to determine teachers' pay; the criteria that affect levels of pay between different categories of teachers and the general level of teachers' pay in relation to that of other occupational groups; the different elements that make up teachers' pay (the basic salary scale and the adjustments made in recognition of special responsibility, overtime, teaching in special types of schools, extracurricular work, teaching in isolated areas, and so forth); and the methods by which teachers' pay is adjusted to changes in the cost of living. Finally, the study attempts to make an international comparison of the relative levels of teachers' earnings in a number of countries in different parts of the world and to examine changes over the past few years in those relative levels and in the purchasing power of teachers' earnings. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Salary Wage Differentials, Surveys, Teacher Salaries
International Labour Office, Washington Branch Office, 1750 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 330, Washington D.C. 20006 ($7.45; quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).