9781412913201

Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality : Attracting, Developing, and Retaining the Best Teachers

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    9781412913201

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    1412913209

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-04-05
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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Summary

This review of existing teacher compensation models provides school administrators with a research-based approach for developing a compensation system that attracts and retains high-quality teachers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface viii
About the Authors x
Attracting, Developing, Retaining---and Paying---Quality Teachers
1(21)
Examining Motivation: Do Financial Incentives Work in Promoting Teacher Quality?
2(5)
How We Pay Teachers: A Brief History of Teacher Compensation
7(4)
Current Issues and Trends in Teacher Compensation
11(5)
Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality
16(4)
Concluding Thoughts: Where Do We Go From Here?
20(2)
Teacher Pay and School Purposes: How Do They Relate?
22(20)
Aligning Teacher Compensation with Organizational Purposes and Direction
23(7)
Moving Forward: Key Considerations for Developing a Compensation System
30(2)
Establishing Criteria: Defining and Measuring Quality
32(8)
Summary: Teacher Compensation in the Big Picture of School Purpose
40(2)
Competitive Salaries and Benefits: How Do We Stack Up?
42(25)
How Do Principles of Environmental Scanning Apply to Teacher Compensation Systems?
43(2)
How Can the Competitiveness of Teacher Salaries Be Assessed?
45(12)
How Can Nonsalary Benefits Contribute to a Competitive Salary Package?
57(5)
What Role Can Working Conditions Play in a Competing Market?
62(3)
Summary: Teacher Quality and Competitive Pay
65(2)
Considering Options for Teacher Pay: What Are the Promising Possibilities?
67(36)
Single-Salary Schedule
68(4)
Extra Duty/Additional Responsibility Pay
72(4)
Career Ladder
76(6)
Knowledge- and Skills-Based Pay
82(5)
Individual Evaluation Pay
87(6)
Performance-Based Pay
93(6)
Creative Compensation: Other Ways of Recognizing Teacher Quality
99(2)
Summary
101(2)
Building a Model Teacher Compensation System: What Will Work Best for Us?
103(27)
Assumptions About Compensation Systems
103(2)
Design Principles: Considerations in Teacher Compensation
105(2)
Designing a Compensation System Aimed at Quality
107(1)
A Component-Parts Approach to Teacher Compensation
108(1)
A Model for Teacher Compensation
109(2)
A Closer Look at the Components of Compensation
111(7)
Compensation and Quality
118(1)
Alternatives to Consider
119(9)
Concluding Thoughts: Designing a Compensation System
128(2)
From Planning to Implementation: How Do We Make This Change?
130(31)
Step 1: Develop the Aims and Criteria of the Compensation System
132(2)
Step 2: Select Compensation Components
134(11)
Step 3: Plan for Implementation
145(11)
Step 4: Pilot the Restructured Compensation System
156(1)
Step 5: Districtwide Implementation and Evaluation
156(3)
Concluding Thoughts: Teacher Quality and Teacher Pay
159(2)
Endnotes 161(11)
References 172(7)
Index 179

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