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Chinese Teacher Compensation System of Compulsory Education
Attraction, Retention, and Motivation

ISBN 9781032140049
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge
182 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the compensation system for teachers in compulsory education in China and how it can be brought to bear in attracting, retaining, and motivating teachers while improving the quality of basic education.

The study first draws on theories of modern pay systems and revisits major teacher pay reforms at the national level and their implementation at the school level, thereby evaluating the characteristics and problems of pay systems. A comparative analysis of different pay scales and its competitiveness in contrast to other professions then further demonstrates the limitations of existing salary structures in compulsory education schools, along with a failure to offer enough incentives for high-quality teachers and teaching. Approaching the topic from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, the author proposes a restructured pay system and advances constructive suggestions on policymaking as well as research directions in teacher pay reform.

The book will appeal to scholars, students, school officials, and policymakers interested in education economics, education management and administration, and especially teacher pay scales and pay reforms.

Table of Contents

1. Teacher attraction, development, and retention: pay system and teacher quality  2. History of Chinese teachers’ pay system: characteristics and trends of four reforms  3. Teacher as an attractive occupation: the external competitiveness of the pay scale of compulsory education teachers (1990–2018)  4. Development incentives in teacher career ladder: a study on pay grade of compulsory education teachers  5. Performance incentives of school internal pay redistribution: a case study of merit pay reform  6. Future reform of compulsory education teachers’ pay system: pay system model restructuring  7. Summary and outlook

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Jiang Jinqiu is an associate professor in the School of Urban Economics and Public Administration at Capital University of Economics and Business, China. Her research focuses on teacher pay and teacher quality, especially in the context of Chinese rural schools.