By C. M. Wragg, G. S. Haynes, R. P. Chamberlin

ISBN-10: 0203357973

ISBN-13: 9780203357972

ISBN-10: 0415324165

ISBN-13: 9780415324168

The 1st frequent incentive pay scheme used to be initiated in united kingdom faculties in 2000. This e-book is the results of tracking the complete technique from its inception. The authors visited colleges, saw classes, and solicited the perspectives and reviews of a large collection of lecturers and headteachers. Their discoveries are awarded during this energetic ebook. They comprise the perspectives of lecturers who have been profitable in crossing the edge, those that were not and those that selected to not follow, and headteachers who needed to make the selections. The publication makes a speciality of the next schemes: * headteachers' stories of educating* the results of their personal tuition* their courting with exterior assessors* their hopes and fears for the longer term* their review of the effect on lecture room perform* what did lecturers swap and never switch of their educating due to functionality administration* what ability they hired to extra their very own specialist improvement. This well timed e-book is an invaluable source for somebody focused on schooling, even if it's a school room instructor, headteacher, administrator or policy-maker.

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Most of my staff worked hard to produce strong applications which were easy to assess. These were generally schools where the head had also indicated that teachers had been given comprehensive training and support on how to complete their applications. This was, apparently, not the case in all schools: Teachers do not have much guidance for completing the application forms. There is a need to make the criteria against which assessment is made very clear to teachers. This may have been the reason why some teachers submitted what one head described as ‘evidence which was sketchy or unclear’.

1994) studied eighteen US school districts from 1983 and found that few performancerelated pay schemes were successful and lasting. They found that schemes were expensive if done well, but attempts to impose quotas on the number of teachers able to receive the awards, in order to limit costs, were destructive of teacher morale. Protsik (1996) referred to a scheme in a district of Virginia, US in which bonuses were awarded to teachers who were rated ‘skilful’ or ‘exemplary’, but after five years the plan was suspended because of budget cuts.

They strove to make all their teachers feel special and did not force teachers to participate in the merit pay scheme. • The schemes were low-profile. • Teachers were involved in planning the schemes, so there was general acceptance of the criteria for the awards and a feeling of ownership. Murnane and Cohen concluded that these schemes did not really aspire to provide the benefits that merit pay is generally supposed to, like motivation, recruitment, retention and improving educational standards, but that they had other benefits.

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