ERIC Number: ED259475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Compensation and Evaluation in Public Education.
Dialogue: A Review of Labor-Management Cooperation in Public Education, v2 n1 Spr 1985
This issue of "Dialogue," a review of labor-management cooperation in public education, focuses on the theme of teacher compensation and evaluation. After a brief introduction locating these topics within the context of nationwide educational reform, the first section describes the advantages and disadvantages of some of the better-known compensation and incentive approaches. These include the traditional single-salary schedule, along with newer, currently fashionable approaches such as performance-based pay, bonuses, and career ladders or differentiated staffing. The second section examines some of the factors related to the choice and use of an evaluation system. First, basic conceptions of teaching--as labor, craft, profession, or art--are reviewed as a basis for the subsequent discussion of the purposes of teacher evaluation. Thereafter, the timing and tools of evaluation are discussed, including teacher interviews, competency tests, indirect measures, classroom observation, student ratings, peer review, student achievement, faculty self-evaluation, and work samples. Finally, findings from a recent Rand study on the necessary conditions of effective teacher evaluation are discussed. References are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Public Sector Labor Relations.
Note: Funded in part by a grant from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.