ERIC Number: ED359171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers in Developing Countries: Improving Effectiveness and Managing Costs. Economic Development Institute Seminar Background Papers (Washington, D.C., April 1987). EDI Seminar Series.
Farrell, Joseph P., Ed.; Oliveira, Joao B., Ed.
This volume discusses the major options decisionmakers face when they are dealing with teacher career and remuneration policies. The document deals with a central question: how can remuneration and managerial policies help improve teacher effectiveness? The book is divided into three parts containing 15 papers. The first part, "The Cost and Effectiveness of Teachers," has two papers: (1) "Teacher Costs and Teacher Effectiveness in Developing Countries" (Joao Oliveira and Joseph P. Farrell) and "International Lessons for School Effectiveness: The View from the Developing World" (Joseph P. Farrell). The second part, "The Economics of Teacher Remuneration Policies," includes: (3) "Factors Affecting Teachers' Salaries" (Manuel Zymelman with Joseph DeStefano); (4) "Teacher Compensation in Developing Countries" (Alejandra Cox Edwards); (5) "Influences on the Choice of a Teaching Career: An Analysis from an International Perspective of the French Experience" (Francois Orivel and Jean Perrot); (6) "Social and Economic Aspects of Teaching in the United States" (Alan P. Wagner); (7) "A Comparison of Teachers' Salaries in Japan and the United States" (Stephen M. Barro and Joe W. Lee); (8) "Primary School Teachers' Salaries in Sub-Saharan Africa" (Manuel Zymelman with Joseph DeStefano); (9) "Economic Incentives To Improve Teaching" (Richard J. Murnane); and (10) "The Role of Local Communities in Teacher Incentive Systems" (Frances Kemmerer and Sivasailam Thiagarajan). The third part, "Training and Managing Teachers," contains the following papers: (11) "Teacher Evaluation: A Critical Review and a Plea for Supervised Reflective Practice" (F. Michael Connelly); (12) "Teacher Training in Developing Countries: Lessons from Research" (Beatrice Avalos); (13) "Participatory Approaches to Teacher Training" (Sheldon Shaeffer); (14) "Three Scenarios for the Future of Teaching in the United States" (Arthur Wise); and (15) "The Concerns of Teachers' Unions for Quality Education in Developing Countries" (Pai Obanya). (LL)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Effective Schools Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, School Effectiveness, School Supervision, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Motivation, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC. Economic Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; France; Japan; United States