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Back to results More like this Abstract Translate Full Text Translate Turn on search term navigation Hide highlighting The purpose of research is to attempt to determine to what extent the salary salary level of teachers teachers working in public educational systems is connected with the trend towards privatization considering that privatization has become nowadays a prominent phenomenon in educational systems around the world. A secondary analysis of the 2003 data coming from 29 OECD countries is conducted attempting to reveal what educational as well as economic antecedents other than the GDP per capita may account for the differences among various countries in the salary salary level of teachers teachers working in public education. When GDP per capita is controlled in the analysis, it is evident that teacher teacher salary salary level is correlated with the degree of privatization characterizing a particular educational system. Speci fi cally, the evidence suggests that if less than 15 percent of the students study in private schools in a given state, teachers teachers' salaries salaries are likely to be MoreMore Theoretical background Theoretical background Salary Salary serves an important function in occupational life for both the employer and the employee. It rewards employees for their efforts in pursuing organizational goals and, at the same time, it provides employers with a means to express their gratitude for employees' ongoing performance and accomplishments. In civil service positions, as in the case of the teaching force in public educational systems, teachers teachers' salary salary level may be used as an indicator for a state's investment in education and for the value it places on education ([40] Smith, 1992). This argument may be explained in considering that, without exception across 1 + Teachers' salaries in public education: between myth and fact Nir, Adam E; Melly Naphcha. The International Journal of Educational Management The International Journal of Educational Management; Bradford ; Bradford Vol. 21, Iss. 4, (2007): 315- 328. DOI:10.1108/09513540710749537 Full text Full text - PDF Abstract/Details >
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nations and states, teacher teacher remuneration constitutes the largest expenditure item in education budgets. Evidence suggests that approximately 50 percent of recurrent expenditure in Africa, 80 percent in Asia, 95 percent in Latin America ([44] UNESCO, 1991) and over 50 percent above Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is spent in OECD countries on teachers teachers' salaries salaries ([5] Caillods, 2003). Many arguments and empirical evidence to support them tie the attractiveness of the teaching profession to the fi nancial compensation that teachers teachers are offered in public education systems ([14] Figlio, 1997). One prominent argument is that low low wages cause teacher teacher shortages ([41] Rumberger, 1987) and are the most harmful factor for the education sector in general ([45] UNICEF, 1999). Additional arguments that follow research fi ndings claim that the quality of the teaching staff is likely to decrease when salaries
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