Teacher attitudes toward alternative forms of compensation beyond the traditional single salary schedule

Erick E Huth, Tennessee State University

Abstract

Most alternative compensation studies have focused on the effectiveness of alternative methods of compensation and not teacher perceptions. This study investigated teacher attitudes in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools with respect to various teacher pay systems. The researcher studied how teacher ethnicity, age, grade level assignment, experience, highest degree earned, or the No Child Left Behind status of a teacher's school related to opinions on alternative methods of compensation beyond the traditional salary schedule. Attitudes toward the traditional salary schedule were also examined. Some slight effects were identified. Individuals with greater educational experience, elementary teachers, Caucasians, and older teachers tended to be less likely to favor alternative methods of teacher compensation. Teachers who worked at schools not making Adequate Yearly Progress tended to have higher levels of acceptance of differentiated pay. ^

Subject Area

Education, Finance|Education, Administration|Education, History of

Recommended Citation

Erick E Huth, "Teacher attitudes toward alternative forms of compensation beyond the traditional single salary schedule" (2008). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3320201.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3320201

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