ERIC Number: ED448124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Do the Benefits Associated with School Council Membership Function as Incentives for Teachers To Seek the Position?
Newton, Rose Mary; Hughey, Aaron W.
This study examined whether the benefits currently afforded to Kentucky school council members functioned as incentives for teachers to participate in local school governance and management. Public school teachers in a mid-sized Kentucky school district were asked to read and evaluate recruitment messages that emphasized the benefits to be gained from their service on a school council. The recruitment message content contained the collective set of informal rewards being offered in various schools and stipulated the connection between council work, improved student performance, and the acquisition of school-based financial awards. Data analysis indicated that the existing benefits failed to attract most teachers to school council service. Relatively inexperienced teachers and experienced teachers responded differently to the benefits depicted in the recruitment messages. Relatively inexperienced teachers rated job descriptions more positively than relatively experienced teachers when the job description emphasized pecuniary job benefits. There were no significant differences when the job description emphasized nonpecuniary job benefits. (Contains 31 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky