ERIC Number: ED327959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Incentives That Enhance the Teaching Profession: A Discussion of the Policy Issues. Summary of the Proceedings of a Seminar. Attracting Excellence: Call for Teacher Incentives Series.
Thering, Ann, Ed.
Proceedings of a conference on policy issues pertinent to the design and implementation of teacher incentive plans are highlighted in this report. Seven papers and pursuant responses are presented, which include discussions on the definition and importance of teacher incentives, job redesign and its organizational impacts, constraint and variety perspectives, usefulness of "weak" initiatives, cost of teacher incentive plans, a model of differential incentives, and the teachers' point of view. Key elements of successful incentive programs include reduced professional isolationism, state financial support, local autonomy, teacher involvement, and public support, based on an immediate, comprehensive, flexible, and holistic plan for long-term professional development. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Policy Formation, Public Education, Teacher Employment, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Persistence
Publications, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 295 Emroy Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Order No. CTI-704; $6.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.