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ERIC Number: ED256419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Merit Pay and Developmental Composition.
Klink, William
Five areas are considered with respect to the relationship of merit pay and developmental composition: (1) the kinds of merit pay; (2) the sources of merit pay funds; (3) the combinations of developmental writing programs, types of merit pay, and the sources of funding; (4) the evaluation of teachers for the purposes of merit pay; and (5) the impact of merit pay on developmental composition. First, six distinct types of merit pay are identified, and the problems associated with all of these types are reviewed. Next, the four sources of funding are examined (i.e., federal, state, local, and private) and associated with different types of merit pay proposals and different kinds of developmental writing programs. Next, arguing that the most difficult issue to deal with in any merit pay program is the evaluation process, the paper suggests nine elements for evaluating a developmental writing class. The immediate positive and negative effects of the application of merit pay to developmental writing are then identified, and an illustration of a plan for the implementation of merit pay in a developmental writing course for a typical English Department is provided. The illustration highlights that a simple merit pay system can be set up with modest funding, but that high intangible costs may be incurred to the department and school. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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