ERIC Number: ED327928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers Incentives from the Inside: Five Studies by Teacher-Researchers. Attracting Excellence: Call for Teacher Incentives Series.
Dorman, Arthur, Ed.; Fulford, Nancy, Ed.
Five studies by teacher-researchers on teacher incentive programs are presented in this report. Offered are descriptions of the five programs, information on the teacher-researcher role, and the kinds of support necessary for facilitation. The case studies include the Professional Growth Fund of Elmhurst, Illinois; the Mentor Teacher Program of Marshalltown, Iowa; the Motivation to Excellence plan of North Olmsted, Ohio; the Superior Instruction Awards Program of Rittman, Ohio; and the Teacher Incentive Pilot Program of Waunakee, Wisconsin. A conclusion is that increased professional opportunities and recognition lead to increased teacher motivation and satisfaction. Recommendations are made for a diverse approach that offers extrinsic as well as monetary rewards. Surveys and findings accompany each study. (LMI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Motivation Techniques, Professional Development, Recognition (Achievement), Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Role, Teacher Welfare
Publications, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 295 Emroy Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Order No. CTI-801; $8.50).
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.