ERIC Number: ED300911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A National Perspective: Teacher Incentives and Educational Reform Measures. Policy Perspectives on Teacher Incentive Planning.
Bartell, Carol A.
Many recent reports have predicted an impending crisis in the teaching profession. At the heart of the reports and the reform effort lies the notion that in order to improve school experience for children, school experiences for teachers ought to be improved. This paper deals with teacher incentives as a means of attracting, retaining, and motivating a quality teaching force. First, the concept of incentive is defined, followed by an outline of the present need for incentives in the teaching profession. Third, existing incentive plans have revealed four main outcomes: (1) the attraction of competent and talented individuals to the teaching profession; (2) the retention of superior teachers; (3) the improvement of teacher performance; and (4) the enhancement of teaching as a profession. Although plans differ in intent, design, and implementation, key general incentives of the various plans tend to be monetary compensation, professional status, recognition for achievements, increased responsibility, and conditions of the workplace. Appended is a conceptual framework for the examination of teacher incentive plans and 20 references. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).