ERIC Number: ED326995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Incentives for Teaching: LEA Programs and Practices in Seven States. One in a Series of Reports on Attracting Excellence: The Call for Teacher Incentives.
Dorman, Arthur; Bartell, Carol A.
Information on various forms of teacher incentive plans and the relationships between specific types of plans and local conditions, such as school district size, student-teacher ratio, and teacher salaries, is provided in this report. A secondary focus is the development of a conceptual framework for creating local incentive programs. A survey of 1,319 selected school districts within the seven north central regional states--Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio--yielded a response rate of 78.9 percent. Findings indicate that incentive plans that focus on career status are used less frequently than those that stress professional enhancement and workplace conditions. Most plans correlate positively with district characteristics, but rural areas lack incentive programs. A trend in new teacher roles is identified, with many districts considering career ladders, peer evaluation, salary increases commensurate with additional responsibilities, and mentor teacher programs. Appendices contain the survey instrument, the availability of selected incentives by regional states, and an updated report on state incentive programs. Fifteen tables and seven figures are included. (46 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Motivation Techniques, Personnel Policy, Recognition (Achievement), Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment
Publications, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 295 Emroy Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Order No. CTI-7-705; $10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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 022 570.