Publication Date

2004

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Johnson, Donald R., 1941-||Saban, Joseph M.

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

Wages--Teachers--Illinois--Public opinion||School superintendents--Illinois--Attitudes||Teachers' unions--Illinois--Attitudes||Teachers--Rating of--Illinois--Public opinion

Abstract

This dissertation assessed perceptions of school superintendents and teacher association presidents in the state of Illinois toward knowledge and skills and group performance-based pay for performance models of teacher compensation. A cross-sectional survey design method was selected to provide a quantitative description of the perceptions of Illinois public school superintendents and teacher association presidents toward knowledge and skills and group performance-based pay. Areas of agreement and disagreement between Illinois school superintendents and teacher association presidents were analyzed using frequency tables, chi-squared test of homogeneity, a binomial t test, a principal components analysis, and a Mann-Whitney U test. It was discovered that to avoid the pitfalls of previous pay-for-performance models of teacher compensation, careful attention must be paid to the research on theories of teacher motivation. Both superintendents and teacher association presidents believed student achievement and teachers' knowledge and skills could be assessed in a fair and valid way. Doubts about the commitment and/or ability of districts and states to fully fund such compensation systems persist in both groups. Another finding was that changing the way teachers are paid would be a complex undertaking. Finally, both groups believed that public concern over school accountability and improving student achievement will likely persist for the foreseeable future.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [174]-180).

Extent

ix, 195 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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