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A Study of the State of Tennessee Career Ladder Program for Teachers [microform] / Thomas L. Reddick and Larry E. Peach
Bib ID 5461669
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Reddick, Thomas L
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
8 p. 

A total of 516 teachers in 25 school systems in Middle Tennessee responded to a questionnaire relating to their attitudes about the Career Ladder Program in Tennessee. The program delineates a five-step classification system: (1) probationary teachers; (2) apprentice teachers; (3) career level I teachers; (4) career level II teachers; and (5) career level III teachers. About half of the teachers surveyed believed that the program will improve the quality of instruction in Tennessee public schools. However, most teachers did not think that the program will necessarily attract more qualified individuals into the teaching profession nor serve as an incentive for educators to remain in the field. About 85 percent of the teachers felt that the program will cause morale problems because of the pay differentials, but 40 percent stated that they had become better teachers because of the career ladder program. While most respondents felt that prospective teachers should be required to pass a competency examination, most did not believe that those presently teaching should be required periodically to pass a test measuring their knowledge and skills in their content area. Most teachers did not report that fair evaluations were likely to occur in their school system. (CB)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (14th, Biloxi, MS, November 7, 1985).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Career Ladders.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Program Attitudes.  |  State Programs.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teacher Evaluation.  |  Teacher Morale.  |  Career Ladder Program Tennessee
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.  |  Numerical/Quantitative Data.
Other authors/contributors Peach, Larry E., author
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