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Ingvarson, Lawrence; Kleinhenz, Elizabeth; Wilkinson, Jenny – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2007
This report focuses on published research about performance pay for teachers in Australian schools. This report falls into three main sections. The first provides an overview of current pay arrangements and collective enterprise bargaining agreements for Australian teachers. Within these arrangements, the report gives particular attention to…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Incentives, Teacher Salaries, Merit Pay
Ingvarson, Lawrence; Kleinhenz, Elizabeth – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper aims to provide a critical review and comparison of the following sets of standards of practice for teachers: (1) The Victorian Interim Teacher Class Standards (ITCS), especially Interim Teacher Class Standards for Beginning Teachers; (2) Professional Standards for Teachers; (3) The National Competencies for Beginning Teaching; (4) The…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), National Standards, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper falls into two main sections: (1) an overview of contemporary research on effective professional learning for practicing educators; and (2) recommendations for action to promote effective learning for practicing educators. Three central questions guide the paper: (1) When does professional learning lead to improved learning outcomes for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
This paper was prepared for the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment and Training Taskforce on Teacher Quality & Educational Leadership. It covers the following broad areas: (1) How can a national definition of "Good Teaching" be developed, and what should it include?; (2) What should a "National Standards…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, National Standards, Instructional Leadership
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
Educational policy makers in many countries recognize the need to focus their policies more directly on factors affecting the quality of teachers. Common to these policies are attempts to reform teachers' pay systems and career paths to place greater value on teachers' work and give stronger incentives for professional development. Investing in…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), National Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Lonsdale, Michele; Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper is in response to an invitation from the Victorian Department of Education and Training to undertake a targeted review of effective teaching recruitment strategies. The paper provides a "snapshot" of what is happening in other States and Territories and in selected countries overseas. The main focus of the review is on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Teacher Recruitment