ERIC Number: ED298078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
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Teacher Ethnicity: Relationships with Teaching Rewards and Incentives.
Kottkamp, Robert B.; And Others
Survey data collected from 2,718 Dade County (Florida) public school teachers were analyzed to determine the relationship between teacher ethnic identity and patterns of perceived work rewards and incentives. Anglo, Black, and Cuban teachers were included in the survey. Results indicated that patterns of differences existed among the teacher ethnic groups. Black teachers were somewhat more satisfied with their jobs, schools, and principals than Anglo teachers. Intrinsic rewards related to "reaching" students were primary for all ethnic groups, but Black teachers perceived these at higher rates than Anglos. Differences existed in orientation toward individuals in authority positions and colleagues. There were few ethnic differences in perceptions of financial rewards and incentives. Considerable mismatch was found between the types of students teachers from all ethnic groups wanted to teach and the students they actually taught. Implications for policymakers on incentives and on potential responses to various models of educational reform are discussed and policy recommendations for recruitment and retention are offered. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
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