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ERIC Number: EJ854869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
The FrankensTEin Monster
Blodget, Alden
Schools: Studies in Education, v6 n2 p207-214 Fall 2009
In budget meetings trustees tend to dehumanize teachers by looking at them as FTEs (full-time equivalents) instead of as flesh-and-blood people doing impossibly difficult jobs, a transformation that makes it easier to talk about reducing their number. So I created a model to try to humanize the FTE by looking at the number of hours a teacher needs to work to meet all her responsibilities in one specific school. Despite deep misgivings, I shared this model with the head of school, who misused it with disastrous results. Yet I continue to believe that this model can help trustees understand what teachers do and can improve equity in work loads and morale in schools.
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Language: English
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