Teacher's Compensation Model

Topics: Education, Teacher, School Pages: 4 (2346 words) Published: October 27, 2014

Targeting Teachers’ Pay
ADMN 2916
Submitted By: Scott Thornton
Submitted To: Professor Gordon
Date: October 15, 2014
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Knowledge Based Pay Systems versus Person Based Pay Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Define Knowledge Based Pay Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Define Person Based Pay Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Which System is Most Appropriate? Why? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Differential Effects/Impacts on Teacher Motivation and Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Salary Differentials and Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Salary Differential Impact on School Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Seniority versus Increased Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Introduction to the Case
This case exemplifies the difficulties in determining the appropriate compensation structures for teachers. More specifically it questions the fairness and ability to effectively motivate teachers with the current compensation structure that is most prevalent in the teaching industry. The current structure can be described as a hybrid between a knowledge-based pay system and person-based pay system. Teachers receive pay increases based on their years of service up to a maximum of ten...

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