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