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Teacher incentives in South Africa: a theoretical investigation of the possibilities

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  • Paula Armstrong

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This paper investigates different theoretical models of incentives for teachers in education. It highlights key characteristics likely to render incentives successful in encouraging productive behaviour, provides evidence of where these systems have been successfully and unsuccessfully implemented internationally and the likelihood of successful implementation of teacher incentive programmes in South Africa.

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  • Paula Armstrong, 2014. "Teacher incentives in South Africa: a theoretical investigation of the possibilities," Working Papers 07/2014, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sza:wpaper:wpapers212
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    4. Clotfelter, Charles T. & Ladd, Helen F. & Vigdor, Jacob, 2005. "Who teaches whom? Race and the distribution of novice teachers," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 24(4), pages 377-392, August.
    5. Barbara Bruns & Deon Filmer & Harry Anthony Patrinos, 2011. "Making Schools Work : New Evidence on Accountability Reforms," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2270.
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    Keywords

    incentives; teachers;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining

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