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Performance-based pay : perceptions of elementary teachers of the Pandora School District, Jonathan Scott Marsh

Label
Performance-based pay : perceptions of elementary teachers of the Pandora School District
Title
Performance-based pay
Title remainder
perceptions of elementary teachers of the Pandora School District
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Scott Marsh
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Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the last decade, there has been a resurgence in the support of using teacher pay to influence the outcome of student achievement on state tests. Current research about the effectiveness of these performance-based pay plans is varied and little research exists that qualitatively describes the experience that teachers have when engaging in these type of programs. Performance-based pay systems are a form of compensation reform, and like any other institutional reform initiative, can succeed or fail for many reasons. Understanding these reasons is key to understanding the perceptions of teachers regarding change, and planning for effective change when it occurs. The purpose of this heuristic case study was to understand the perceptions teachers have about performance-based pay in its natural setting. The research questions were as follows: What are the perceptions that teachers have about performance-based pay systems? How do teachers perceive accountability in reference to performance-based pay systems? How do teachers perceive equity in reference to performance-based pay systems? This single instrumental case study used phenomenology and heuristics as a lens to investigate the perceptions of 54 teachers in regards to performance-based pay systems and illuminate common threads of understanding such that these understandings will better facilitate the transition between compensation systems should the need arise. Results of this study indicated that although teachers believe that student achievement results play a part in determining teacher effectiveness, teachers also have a great mistrust of performance based pay systems. Teachers perceptions included a belief that these pay systems based on standardized test data are inherently flawed due to their inability to account for all student variables, and that these systems will create an environment where competition will result in increased teacher isolation and game-playing or cheating on standardized tests. The examination of the data uncovered a cycle of reaction based upon the themes of understanding developed across sources. This cycle illustrates the phenomenon of progressing through a process of knowing, experiencing, and protecting oneself from a failing performance-based pay or merit program. This cycle incorporates issues unique to teachers and other public servants and is defined using Public Service Motivation Theory
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsh, Jonathan Scott
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Caruthers, Loyce Ellenor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • Elementary school teachers
Label
Performance-based pay : perceptions of elementary teachers of the Pandora School District, Jonathan Scott Marsh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-270)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Teachers voices -- Conclusion --Appendix A. Large scale survey -- Appendix B. In-depth interview
Control code
910848980
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910848980
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Performance-based pay : perceptions of elementary teachers of the Pandora School District, Jonathan Scott Marsh
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-270)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Teachers voices -- Conclusion --Appendix A. Large scale survey -- Appendix B. In-depth interview
Control code
910848980
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910848980
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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