ERIC Number: ED309790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Merit in Education: Assessing Merit Pay as the Catalyst to Pay & Evaluation Reforms.
Andrews, Hans A.
An overview is provided of the history and current status of merit pay from the perspectives of faculty unions, community and junior colleges, and elementary and secondary schools. Chapter 1 stresses the need to raise the salaries of master teachers, and chapter 2 discusses the responses of faculty unions, faculty members, and the public to the advent of merit pay. Chapter 3 suggests that a rationale and philosophical basis be developed by colleges before a merit plan is instituted, while chapter 4 offers suggestions for the development of an administrative evaluation system to identify excellence in instructional performance. Types of merit pay or merit recognition plans in place or being proposed at elementary and secondary schools are reviewed in chapter 5, while chapter 6 summarizes the findings of a national study of merit recognition in American community colleges. Chapter 7 outlines the provisions of specific merit pay and merit recognition plans in two-year institutions. Chapter 8, the final chapter, presents a summary of the issues related to merit pay, reviews emerging trends, and expresses hopes for the overall improvement of the quality of the American education system in the next decade. (ALB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Evaluation, Master Teachers, Merit Pay, Merit Rating, Peer Evaluation, Recognition (Achievement), Teacher Employment, Teacher Evaluation, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Unions
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