The systematic allocation of teacher to task in education systems: a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Education) at Massey University

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Massey University
This study examines the issues associated with the systematic allocation of instructional personnel resources to tasks within education systems and develops a conceptual framework to organize knowledge and direct research in this area of enquiry. An evaluation of the current status of the field of enquiry concludes that existing mechanisms for the matching of teacher to task on a system-wide basis are manifestly inefficient, educationalists have paid scant attention to the problem and there is no recognizable body of knowledge relating to it. The basic elements of a rational system, the reward structure, selection criteria, and selection procedures are examined and a rational system, based on a consideration of the issues raised in that examination, is outlined. An approach to the analysis and comparison of systems is discussed and some suggestions on the modification of staffing arrangements to bring them more into accord with the 'realities' of the situation are made.
Selection and appointment of teachers, Rating of teachers, School personnel management.