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Teacher Compensation and Teacher Workforce Development

by Carolyn Kelley & Kara S. Finnigan - 2004

In this chapter, we focus on the role that one policy area—teacher compensation—can play in inhibiting or advancing teacher quality through its impact on attracting, retaining, and developing a high-quality teaching force. Because compensation reform is at a nascent stage of development, we rely on a variety of information sources for our review, including empirical research studies examining the role that compensation plays in influencing teacher behaviors, theoretical studies, and case studies of innovative uses of compensation to affect teacher behavior.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 103. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 13, 2004, p. 253-273
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18571, Date Accessed: 5/17/2022 3:57:21 PM

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  • Carolyn Kelley
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    CAROLYN KELLEY is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Kara Finnigan
    University of Rochester
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    KARA S. FINNIGAN is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester.
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