ERIC Number: ED326994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Incentives That Enhance the Teaching Profession: Background Paper. One in a Series of Reports on Attracting Excellence: The Call for Teacher Incentives.
Bartell, Carol A.
Incentives to encourage teacher excellence for the purposes of teacher attraction, retention, improvement, and enhancement are examined in this report. Motivators involving monetary plans, career status, awards and recognition, professional responsibility, and workplace conditions are described, as well as the issues of cost, planning, and evaluation. Other topics covered are teacher evaluation--its purposes, plans implemented by other states, and its organizational impact--and developing a decision-making framework. Seven recommendations are made, some of which include matching the type of motivator with the intent of the incentive plan, consideration of a wide range of motivators built along a continuum, and encouragement of teacher feedback. One figure and an extensive bibliography are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Job Satisfaction, Motivation Techniques, Recognition (Achievement), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment
Publications, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 295 Emroy Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Order No. CTI-701; $8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Note: For a related document, see EA 022 571.