ERIC Number: ED263067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Non-Salaried Incentives on Teacher Performance and Student Outcomes.
Kaltsounis, Theodore; And Others
The University of Washington's Teacher Incentives Project (TIPS) investigated the effects of training and incentives on experienced elementary and secondary teachers. All participants were teachers who had experience working with student teachers in their classrooms. Asked to name the type of inservice they would like to receive, the teachers expressed a strong preference for stress management. This was then identified as an incentive, and one group (Group A) of teachers attended stress management workshops which also included training in effective teaching skills identified in the University of Washington Assessment System (UWTAS). An overview of the UWTAS and a workshop on use of the system in supervising student teachers were included in the training for both Group A and Group B. Training in the UWTAS was expected to equip these teachers to take over evaluation of student teachers and improve the quality of supervision they provide. A description is presented of the development of workshop topics and formats, and the instruments used to measure the reactions of the participants to the workshops. In discussing the results it is pointed out the conclusions drawn can be only tentative because of the small number of teachers involved in the two groups (13). It is noted that although research tends to point to greater effectiveness of nonsalaried incentives, the teachers in this project mentioned monetary incentives more often than nonmonetary ones, especially if tuition reductions are included under monetary incentives. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.