ERIC Number: ED243171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Merit Pay for Teachers. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 74.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Included in this annotated bibliography of 11 publications on merit pay are reports covering various approaches to merit increases and the successes of a merit pay program in California's Round Valley School District, an Educational Research Service review of current research and practice on merit and incentive pay for teachers, an ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management review of research on discrepancies between the idea of merit pay and its actual implementation, a study of the reward system for excellent teaching developed in Tuscon, Arizona's Catalina Foothills School District, and an exposition of some of the real difficulties of and possible solutions for merit pay program implementation. Additional publications reviewed concern Tennessee's "Master Teacher Program," the "Second Mile Plan" created by the Houston (Texas) Independent School District in 1979 with provisions for incentive pay for teachers, the urgency of implementing merit pay programs in order to save the teaching profession, and the importance of choosing merit pay implementation programs wisely. The bibliography concludes with a review of a synthesis of research on teacher motivation. (JBM)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Differentiated Staffs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Incentives, Literature Reviews, Master Teachers, Merit Pay, Merit Rating, Personnel Policy, Program Implementation, Recognition (Achievement), Salaries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation)
Publications, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.