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Title:Salaries and the teaching profession in Zimbabwe: importance, desire and reality
Author:Chivore, B.R.S.
Year:1989
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Volume:1
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:179-205
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:wages
civil servants
teachers
education
Teacher status
Abstract:This article is based on a major research survey concerned with the recruitment and training of nongraduate secondary student teachers in 1985. It argues that salaries are crucial in the recruitment of new teachers, as well as in retaining professionally qualified teachers already in service. After a short description of the background of secondary student teachers in Zimbabwe, and of teachers' salaries in developed and developing countries in general, the article turns to the 1985 survey carried out among 225 student teachers in Zimbabwe. Both the descriptive statistical analysis and the ranking method led to one factor as crucial in determining the attractiveness of the teaching profession: salaries relative to those in the public and private sector. The article further discusses other factors that determine the attractiveness of the teaching profession. Bibliogr., sum.
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