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Steed, Kevin; Waniganayake, Manjula; De Nobile, John – Issues in Educational Research, 2020
Research regarding the recruitment of principals is well established in scholarly literature. However, scant research has been undertaken to scrutinise the perspectives of principals in the New South Wales Department of Education (NSWDE) regarding their merit selection practice and the extent to which school-based leadership recruitment decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Role, Recruitment, Personnel Selection
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Steed, Kevin; De Nobile, John; Waniganayake, Manjula – International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
Purpose: This research paper explores the perspectives of Australian school principals in the state of New South Wales (NSW) regarding what they believe constitutes "merit" when selecting deputy principals, assistant principals (primary) and head teachers (secondary). Design/methodology/approach: An online survey was utilised to collect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Assistant Principals, Merit Rating
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Aravena, Felipe – Issues in Educational Research, 2020
Selecting principals is crucial for school improvement. This study sought to describe and compare diverse principal selection systems in South America, to identify similarities and differences. Principal selection systems were analysed from six countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The findings show the selection systems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Personnel Selection, Administrator Qualifications
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Elmgren, Heidi – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
In this article I analyse merit-based exclusion in Finnish music schools for children and young people. I base my study on my earlier research on meritocracy and written data collected online from current and former music school students in the autumn and winter of 2015-2016. I am able to show there are implicit and explicit merit-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Merit Rating, Schools
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Rogach, Olga V.; Frolova, Elena V.; Ryabova, Tatyana M. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The article analyzes the values, motives, preferences and expectations of teachers of Russian universities through the prism of the choice of the trajectory of building their career. The sample for the study was formed by 36 experts -- the representatives of the academic staff of Russian universities, who took part in a focus group survey. In…
Descriptors: Career Development, Competition, College Faculty, Occupational Aspiration
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Mateos-González, José Luis; Boliver, Vikki – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Many countries, including Italy, are increasingly managing their public higher education systems in accordance with the New Public Management principle that private-sector management practices improve efficiency and quality. A key mechanism has been the introduction of performance-based funding systems designed to reward 'high-performing'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Private Sector, Universities
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Gillard, J. W. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
In this paper, we look at the results from the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), which were made publicly available in June 2017. We offer some initial analysis and commentary, look at the primary reasons for providers being awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold, and look at some providers close to the borderline for their award. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Benchmarking, Teacher Evaluation
Gonzalez Hernandez, Vanessa – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
[Miami-Dade County Public Schools] M-DCPS had 22,447 graduates in the 2016-2017 academic year. Most students, 94%, achieved a standard diploma (24 credits). Some students choose an alternative curriculum where 333 (1%) achieved an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma and 404 (2%) achieved an International Baccalaureate…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Certification, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Graduates
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White, John Wesley; Ali-Khan, Carolyne; Zoellner, Brian P. – College Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this article is to discuss meritocracy as it impacts our undergraduate college teaching. As college educators, we have come to realize how little students have been challenged to critically examine the notion of meritocracy. Seeking to understand why this is so and what we can do to engender a more nuanced understanding of how…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Undergraduate Students, Social Class, Social Mobility
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Zhang, Xiao-feng; Ng, Ho-ming – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Teacher appraisal has been widely practised in China for decades. With the introduction, in 2009, of the teacher performance pay system, however, teacher appraisal has undergone certain changes. This study explores the practice of teacher appraisal, using a qualitative approach and taking public schools in Shanghai as its research sites. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Teacher Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers
Anstadt, Kathryn L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed-methods program evaluation was to determine the impact, if any, that the implementation of a voluntary performance-based compensation system had on an Ohio suburban district's goal to compensate effective teaching. The district formed a committee that researched teacher compensation systems that rewarded a variety of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Suburban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Maseko, P. B. N. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
This article presents an argument and commentary about the concomitant effects of codification, meritocracy and performativity in the academic performance of a cohort of black African Foundation Phase Bachelor of Education degree students at a previously predominantly white institution of higher learning. The objective of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Blacks, Sociocultural Patterns, Social Influences
Houston Independent School District, 2017
On January 12, 2006, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education approved a teacher performance-pay program awarding teachers financial incentives based on three indicators of performance pay. These indicators involved group performance for teachers based on campus second grade comparative growth in mathematics and reading…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teacher Salaries, School Districts, Incentives
Houston Independent School District, 2017
On January 12, 2006, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education approved a teacher performance-pay program awarding teachers financial incentives based on three indicators of performance pay, using value-added methodology. For 2015-2016, HISD did not renew its contract with SAS EVAAS®. The amended model replaced EVAAS® with…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teacher Salaries, School Districts, Incentives
Rankins, Falcon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative inquiry explored the ways in which US-born, Black faculty member participants in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) interact with the National Science Foundation (NSF). Eight Black HBCU STEM faculty members with a range of involvement in…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Faculty, STEM Education, African American Teachers
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