Rewards and Reform. Creating Educational Incentives That Work

  • ID: 2217114
  • Book
  • 394 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Accomplishing significant and meaningful change in K–12 education will require major changes in the incentives that motivate people throughout the system. This book provides a broad and thoughtful set of perspectives on the nature of existing incentives and how they need to be changed. It is an important book for anyone interested in education reform."

Helen Ladd, professor of public policy studies and economics, Duke University

Rewards and Reform offers a comprehensive view of student, teacher, managerial, and organizational incentives and shows how they are linked to school reform goals. Noted experts in education policy, pratice, and research, as well as respected thinkers and practitioners from the public and private sectors, consider a variety of incentive approaches.

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The Editors

The Contributors

1 Introduction: Incentives and School Improvement 1

2 Motivating Students to Learn: An American Dilemma 19

3 Rewarding Teachers for Student Performance 60

4 Motivation for School Reform 115

5 Restructuring Schools for High Performance 144

6 Standards as Incentives for Instructional Reform 195

7 Incentives, School Organization, and Teacher Compensation 226

8 Teaching to New Standards 257

9 Getting to Scale with Successful Educational Practices 294

10 Conclusion: Building a Better System of Incentives 330

Index 343

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SUSAN H. FUHRMAN is dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.

JENNIFER A. O′DAY is associate director of the Pew Forum on Education Reform.

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