ERIC Number: ED313769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Missouri Career Development and Teacher Excellence Plan: An Initial Study of Missouri's Career Ladder Program. A Technical Report.
Schofer, Richard C.; And Others
The Missouri Plan provides for direct participation of teachers in the planning, development, and implementation of the district career ladder plan. This study analyzed the appropriateness of the Missouri teacher incentive plan. In particular, the study sought to determine why districts did or did not choose to implement career ladder programs; the attitudes of educational personnel regarding career ladders; and the potential positive or negative impact of career ladders on Missouri education. A total of 1,700 surveys were returned; in addition, 50 superintendents were interviewed by telephone. Findings indicate that school districts that chose to participate had made the decision to implement a career ladder plan on the participative model suggested by the state. The overriding factor in the decision to have a district career ladder plan was money. The attitudes about career ladders and their impact on the future of education were positive in participating districts, and a significant number of school districts report that they are considering implementation. Appended are (1) Missouri Statutes 168.500-168.520; (2) questionnaires; (3) matrix of common questions; (4) telephone interview instruments; (5) demographic data table; and (6) Missouri Carrer Ladder Model. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri House of Representatives, Jefferson City.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri