ERIC Number: EJ683111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Alignment of Human Resource Practices and Teacher Performance Competency
Heneman III, Herbert G.; Milanowski, Anthony T.
Peabody Journal of Education, v79 n4 p108-125 Oct 2004
In this article, we argue that human resource (HR) management practices are important components of strategies for improving student achievement in an accountability environment. We present a framework illustrating the alignment of educational HR management practices to a teacher performance competency model, which in turn is aligned with student achievement goals. We identify and illustrate the various HR practices that could be aligned to the performance competency model and to each other. These HR practices include recruitment, selection, induction, mentoring, professional development, compensation, performance management, and instructional leadership. We then describe HR practices in 2 districts where empirical links between teacher competency and student achievement were shown (Cincinnati and Washoe County) and evaluate how much alignment was in place. We discuss the importance of HR alignment analysis for diagnosing districts' teacher quality improvement efforts, and we present suggestions for future research on the strategic use of HR management in K-12 educational organizations.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Human Resources, Academic Achievement, Teacher Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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