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Qualität von Bildung und Kultur- The Quality of Education and Culture

Theorie und Praxis - Theoretical and Practical Dimensions

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Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg

Dieser Band dokumentiert eine Reihe von Beiträgen der XVI. Internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Bildungsreform und Lehrerausbildung zum Thema Qualität von Bildung und Kultur – Theorie und Praxis, die von der Pädagogischen Universität Vilnius (VPU) und der Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg gemeinsam konzipiert und veranstaltet wurde. Das Hauptthema der Konferenz war: Bildungs- und Qualitätsstandards der Hochschul- und Schulbildung: humanistische Tradition und Perspektivenwechsel im Bildungs- und Erziehungsbereich unter Berücksichtigung neuer Strukturen des Denkens und Managementstrategien im Hinblick auf die Herausforderungen der Gesellschaft des kommenden Jahrzehnts.
This volume presents contributions of the 16 th International Scientific Meeting on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training to the topic The Quality of Education and Culture – Theoretical and Practical Dimensions. The meeting topic was: Combination of the University and High school education: humanistic/classical tradition and change of perspectives in the field of education and schooling under consideration of new structures of the thinking and management strategies with regard to the challenges of the society of the next decade.

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School Leaders’ Approach to Teacher Incentive 323

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Jonas Dautaras, Aldona Trainien School Leaders’ Approach to Teacher Incentive Introduction Today’s economic growth in the country and competitiveness in the global economy highly depend on the rapid development of the knowledge society, full use of the human resource potential. It is therefore very important to reveal edu- cators’ opportunities, skills, to make educators active, proactive and willing to improve. Here, the major role falls on the leaders of the educational organiza- tions. Moreover, the success of the school activity depends on their correct un- derstanding of motivation and the evaluation of the staff’s needs. Modern school management is “the unit of planning, organization, motivation, coordination and control” (8, p. 40). Teacher encouragement is one of the most important functions of the school leaders. After the country regained its independ- ence, teachers were eager for change, therefore there were no problems with the stimulation of their motivation. And only since the year 2000 schools need to be- gin creating teacher incentive systems because the previous experience of the teachers becomes less significant and the understanding and implementation of the new paradigm is not as effective as it is desired. Although each person’s motivation to one or another activity is personal and unique, there are still certain patterns that allow identifying motif groups and cre- ating staff incentive systems. These systems allow institutions to retain employees and they encourage them to work effectively. Education leaders’ attention and cost devoted to increase teacher motivation always pay off and the teachers re- main...

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