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Titel: Teacher Pay & Teacher Quality: Attracting, Developing, & Retaining the Best Teachers
Autor/en: James H. Stronge, Christopher R. Gareis, Catherine A. Little

ISBN: 1412913217
EAN: 9781412913218
Sprache: Englisch.
CORWIN PR INC

April 2006 - kartoniert - 185 Seiten

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`This is a good and needed book. I would buy it, and recommend it to a wide range of educators.'
-Kenneth D. Peterson, Professor, Portland State University
`The authors have amassed a tremendous amount of information and assembled it into a very readable book that is an excellent resource.'
-Randel Beaver, Superintendent, Archer City School District, TX
Attract and retain the highest-quality teachers through competitive compensation programs!
While many working in the teaching profession cite intangible rewards as reasons for staying in the profession, concrete rewards such as salary, benefits, and working conditions are inextricably linked to recruiting, motivating, and retaining highly-qualified teachers. This timely text examines the fundamental link between teacher pay and teacher quality as well as the extent to which it is aligned with student achievement.
Existing compensation models are reviewed in order to provide a practical, research-based approach for developing a comprehensive, best-practice teacher compensation system. School administrators can use these synthesized, innovative findings to:
Determine the most practical compensation model for achieving their school's objectives
Examine different pay options used across the country
Connect their school's compensation program to organizational goals
Discover how to attract and retain high-quality teachers

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments
Preface
About the Authors
1. Attracting, Developing, Retaining - and Paying - Quality Teachers
Examining Motivation: Do Financial Incentives Work in Promoting Teacher Quality?
How We Pay Teachers: A Brief History of Teacher Compensation
Current Issues and Trends in Teacher Compensation
Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality
Concluding Thoughts: Where Do We Go From Here?
2. Teacher Pay and School Purposes: How Do They Relate?
Aligning Teacher Compensation With Organizational Purpose and Direction
Moving Forward: Key Considerations for Developing a Compensation System
Establishing Criteria: Defining and Measuring Quality
Summary: Teacher Compensation in the Big Picture of School Purpose
3. Competitive Salaries and Benefits: How Do We Stack Up?
How Do Principles of Environmental Scanning Apply to Teacher Compensation Systems?
How Can the Competitiveness of Teacher Salaries Be Assessed?
How Can Nonsalary Benefits Contribute to a Competitive Salary Package?
What Role Can Working Conditions Play in a Competing Market?
Summary: Teacher Quality and Competitive Pay
4. Considering Options for Teacher Pay: What Are the Promising Possibilities?
Single-Salary Schedule
Extra Duty/Additional Responsibility Pay
Career Ladder
Knowledge- and Skills-Based Pay
Individual Evaluation Pay
Performance-Based Pay
Creative Compensation: Other Ways of Recognizing Teacher Quality
Summary
5. Building a Model Teacher Compensation System: What Will Work Best for Us?
Assumptions About Compensation Systems
Design Principles: Considerations in Teacher Compensation
Designing a Compensation System Aimed at Quality
A Component-Parts Approach to Teacher Compensation
A Model for Teacher Compensation
A Closer Look at the Components of Compensation
Compensation and Quality
Alternatives to Consider
Concluding Thoughts: Designing a Compensation System
6. From Planning to Implementation: How Do We Make This Change?
Step 1: Develop the Aims and Criteria of the Compensation System
Step 2: Select Compensation Components
Step 3: Plan for Implementation
Step 4: Pilot the Restructured Compensation System
Step 5: Districtwide Implementation and Evaluation
Concluding Thoughts: Teacher Quality and Teacher Pay
Endnotes
References
Index

Portrait

James H. Stronge is the Heritage Professor in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality, and teacher and administrator evaluation. He has worked with numerous school districts and other educational organizations to design and implement evaluation systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. His work on effective teachers focuses on how to identify effective teachers and how to enhance teacher effectiveness. Dr. Stronge has presented his research at conferences such as American Educational Research Association and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, conducted workshops for national and state organizations, and worked with local school districts.
He has been a teacher, counselor, and district-level administrator. His doctorate is in the area of educational administration and planning from the University of Alabama.

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