ERIC Number: ED308172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Critical Role of Teacher Incentives in the Northeast States.
This paper discusses a variety of incentives that can make a difference in attracting and retaining high quality teachers. These incentives include salaries, retirement benefits, working conditions, quality of life, tenure and seniority rights, and sick leave. The states in the Northeast vary considerably in their ability to attract quality teachers to begin and continue teaching. Rankings and comparisons on each of these factors are presented for the seven states: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont. A recommendation is made that states in the region should consider developing and adopting policies that will support transfer of benefits like tenure and sick leave to a new district if a teacher changes districts or states. (JD)
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Incentives, Life Style, Policy Formation, Property Taxes, Quality of Life, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation), Tenure
The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 ($10.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New York; Rhode Island; Vermont