publication . Article . 2012

Teachers’ Perceptions of Individual Performance-related Pay in Practice: A Picture of a Counterproductive pay System

Lundström, Ulf;
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  • Published: 22 Mar 2012 Journal: Educational Management Administration & Leadership, volume 40, pages 376-391 (issn: 1741-1432, eissn: 1741-1440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
This article describes and discusses Swedish upper-secondary teachers’ perceptions of the effects of individual performance-related pay (PRP) in the context of educational restructuring and governance. The empirical data were generated through semi-structured interviews of 23 teachers. Power’s distinction between programmatic and technological elements of audit is used as a frame of reference for the problematization of the pay system. The findings demonstrate a wide gap between the programmatic goals and their fulfilment in practice. The ability of the pay system to deliver its main objective, to enhance motivation by rewarding good performance, is questioned. ...
Subjects
free text keywords: audit technology, teacher appraisal, educational restructuring, organizational professionalism, Educational Sciences, Utbildningsvetenskap, Strategy and Management, Education, Merit pay, Management, Performance pay, Public relations, business.industry, business, Performance based assessment, Pedagogy, Sociology, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Performance-related pay, Restructuring
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publication . Article . 2012

Teachers’ Perceptions of Individual Performance-related Pay in Practice: A Picture of a Counterproductive pay System

Lundström, Ulf;