Motivating Teachers Through Performance Management

Motivating Teachers Through Performance Management

Author: Severino Machingambi

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3846587362

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Page: 208

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This book explores the impact of the performance management system on the motivation of high school teachers in Zimbabwe. Operating from an interpretive paradigm, the book employed a qualitative research methodology to elicit data from teachers and school heads from a cluster of four schools that were treated as a case. The goal setting theory was used as the main theoretical framework guiding the study while complemented by Taylor's Scientific Management Theory and Herzberg's Two Factor Theory. Four secondary school heads and forty teachers participated in the study by way of completing questionnaires, participating in in-depth personal interviews and contributing to focus group discussions. The study revealed that the performance management system while good in principle, did not motivate the teachers in the cluster. The greatest obstacle was government inability to award performance related pay to deserving teachers, inadequate training of teachers as well as the acute shortage of resources to support the system. The system could therefore be improved if central government actively engages all school personnel right from the planning, implementation and evaluation phase.

Managing Professional Development in Schools

Managing Professional Development in Schools

Author: Sonia Blandford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134642366

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The importance of professional development for teachers cannot be overstated. In recent years there has been much debate on how to raise standards in schools and it is now recognised by theorists, policy-makers and practitioners that the professional development of teachers is an important factor in this context. For professional development co-ordinators and senior management, knowledge and understanding of the nature of professional development roles and human resource management theories will provide a framework for practice. This book includes chapters on: *managing professional development in a human resources context *government policy *initial teacher training *the school development plan *appraisal *middle management *leadership skills. It will be of interest to co-ordinators of professional development in schools and across local education authorities, and to anyone who is part of a school's senior management team.

Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement

Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement

Author: Sam Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317692881

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement seeks to theorise and critique current trends in education through the lens of key ideas from motivational theory. Its purpose is to argue that current educational trends on a macro level are a significant threat to the provision of classroom practices seeking to create an educational environment that motivational theorists would argue is best placed to develop motivational equality, optimal motivation, and wellbeing. Linking major contemporary theories of motivation to wider educational and political debate, this unique resource will bring about two major benefits: it will vocalise and mobilise the substantial research evidence from motivational theory in order to ensure that it contributes more explicitly to a critique of current neoliberal trends, and motivation researchers will be better positioned to move the theory forward in relation to what is happening in the real world of education. Areas covered include: developing a more critical space in relation to the field of motivational psychology and contemporary educational policy; linking motivational theory to education policy and broader social and political structures; the neoliberal educational landscape; an overview of achievement goal theory and self-determination theory. Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement is a ‘wake-up call’ for educational practitioners and policy makers and essential reading for all advanced students and researchers in the fields of educational psychology and educational research.

The Performing School

The Performing School

Author: Dennis Gleeson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134538348

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This specially commissioned collection of perspectives offers an analysis of the new organisation of the teaching profession - reconstructed around the notion of performance and the implications of a performance culture. The Performing School examines the roots, directions and implications of the new structure by drawing together insights from policy, research and practice at this time of rapid change and debate. This unique volume addresses three interconnected issues of modernisation and education: *what is the background to and significance of performance management in modernising schools and teachers at the present time? *what are the likely future effects of a performance culture on teaching, learning and schooling? *what will it take to ensure that performance management improves pedagogy and professionality beyond the narrow confines of performativity, managerialism and market reform in education?

Research Handbook on Motivation in Public Administration

Research Handbook on Motivation in Public Administration

Author: Stazyk, Edmund C.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789906806

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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This cutting-edge Research Handbook brings together international scholars to provide a comprehensive overview of motivation within and beyond the field of public administration. Discussing the implications of contemporary research for theory and practice, it offers suggestions for the development of future research in the field.

Early Professional Development for Teachers

Early Professional Development for Teachers

Author: Frank Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136630842

Category: Education

Page: 418

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Early Professional Development has recently been recognized throughout the UK as a key area for improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools. All teachers need support to move from novice to expert. Set out here is a range of articles to help them achieve that goal. Included are practical strategies for investigating classrooms, ideas about teaching and learning, and key debates concerning professional development, all selected with the aim of moving classroom practice forward. This book offers teachers the opportunity to explore the latest debates on professional development as well as providing practical tips for use in the classroom, and is a rich resource for those teachers committed to developing their teaching for the benefit of their pupils.

Managing to Motivate

Managing to Motivate

Author: Linda Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847143884

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Anyone who has spent time in education knows that teachers achieve more when they feel better motivated. The media, policy makers, teachers' unions, and a multitude of others have opinions on how leaders should motivate staff, but what really works?In this timely and constructive book, Linda Evans draws from a wealth of evidence and experience to answer this question. She shares examples drawn from a range of educational settings, from schools for young children to colleges for older students, and shows the contrast between successful and unsuccessful management of teachers' motivation.

Implementing Performance Management

Implementing Performance Management

Author: Joan Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134477791

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This book is for headteachers, senior and middle managers in both primary and secondary schools, and all teachers involved in the performance management process. It sets out the aims and objectives of the system, and offers sensible, practical advice to help make performance management work effectively in schools. Case studies are used to illustrate the processes involved in performance management, and each chapter ends with suggestions for staff discussions, looking at the common concerns and issues that arise. Joan Dean has taught in primary, secondary and further education, and has held two headships. She has also been a primary schools adviser and a chief inspector, and has published more than thirty books on education. In 1980, she was awarded the OBE for services to education.

Teacher Evaluation Policies and Practices in Japan

Teacher Evaluation Policies and Practices in Japan

Author: Masaaki Katsuno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317526698

Category: Education

Page: 152

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This book explores the impacts of the introduction of new teacher evaluation policies on teachers and head teachers in Japan, particularly that of producing and reinforcing mutual policing relations among teachers and the destabilisation of their identities. It is timely given the big surge of interest world-wide in measuring and developing teachers’ quality to ensure better learning outcomes. As in many other countries, teachers in Japan have to account for their performance and competence in new ways. This book focuses on the nature and impact of these new accountabilities by drawing on data from a national survey and in-depth interviews with a sample of teachers and head teachers as it surveys: New teacher evaluation policies Theories of teacher evaluation and performativity Views on the new teacher evaluation policies The enactment of the new teacher evaluation policies The quantitative data is used to show how teachers experience and perceive the new teacher evaluation policies and practices, and the qualitative data is used to discuss the depth of analysis required to look at the nature of performativity. This book will be a valued addition to the research base upon which both policy makers and practitioners across the nations can draw for the improvement of teacher evaluation as a means of professional development and accountability.

Public Sector Reform and Performance Management in Developed Economies

Public Sector Reform and Performance Management in Developed Economies

Author: Zahirul Hoque

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000349023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Over the past two decades, there has been a shift of paradigm in public administration and public sector accounting around the world with the increasing emphasis on outcomes as opposed to inputs and outputs focus. Understanding of how government departments and agencies develop and implement outcomes-based approaches to their services and programs to strengthen public accountability, financial scrutiny and good governance worldwide is limited. Covering a selection of international practices on outcomes-based approaches to government departments, agencies and public higher educational institutions in developed economies, this comprehensive compilation provides an essential reading in the public sector accounting, accountability and performance management field. The contributions are grouped into three jurisdictions: Australasia, UK and Europe, and North America. It incorporates outcomes-based practices in public services from advanced economies and will be of significant interest to global public sector regulators, consultants, researchers, and academic communities as well as academic researchers in public administration and development studies fields. The insights offered by a country-specific practice will also be useful to governments in other countries implementing similar systems and practices and facing similar socio-political environments. This book will also help to gain an understanding of the issues of government accountability from a management point of view as well as from a socio-political point of view.

Building Teacher Quality in India

Building Teacher Quality in India

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800719057

Category: Education

Page: 312

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India has one of the largest student populations in the world; the quality of teaching is blamed for the poor performance by Indian students on internationally-comparative assessments. By analyzing various measures of teacher quality, this book provides a framework for policymakers to further improve teacher quality in India.