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ERIC Number: ED191132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Differentiated Staffing: Pros and Cons.
Ogletree, Earl J.; Kuzminski, Edward
The term "differentiated staffing" implies subdividing the traditional role of the teacher into different professional and paraprofessional functions and duties. These duties are then assigned to teachers and staff members according to their strengths, talents, and interests. The literature indicates that the concept of differentiated staffing involves three basic assumptions: that teachers are given opportunities to move up a career ladder; that good teachers can remain in the classroom; and that students will benefit because of increased individualization of instruction. Several plans have been suggested for dividing up both the instructional and non-instructional duties of teachers. Still, the implementation of differentiated staffing requires finding acceptable methods for solving several problems: paying the increased costs, evaluating teachers, providing for participative decision-making, formulating a consensus on educational policy and curriculum for the school or district, defining the required functions and duties, and designating the teachers to perform those functions and duties. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A