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ERIC Number: ED264194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' and Administrators' Opinion of Merit Pay.
Ogletree, Earl J.
A survey sought to determine the opinions of Chicago and Illinois educators on merit pay for teachers. Some questions asked were: (1) Do administrators and teachers favor merit pay? (1) What are their opinions of merit pay? (3) Can merit pay be objectively awarded? (4) What type of merit pay system would be acceptable? (5) On what evaluation criteria should merit pay be based? (6) Who should be the evaluators? and (7) What should be the goal of merit pay evaluation--improvement of instruction or teacher retention? One hundred five questionnaires were returned by 80 teachers and 25 administrators from elementary and secondary schools. The results showed that the majority of teachers rejected the concept of merit pay and different merit pay schemes, while administrators favored merit pay. Quotations are provided of responses to selected questions, and the findings are analyzed in light of previous research on the subject. A brief discussion is presented of the implications of the findings and suggestions are made on alternative ways to improve the schools, e.g., improve working conditions, smaller classes, higher salaries, discipline, parent participation. A summary of responses to the 44 item questionnaire is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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