ERIC Number: ED234506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
State Policies to Screen and Attract Teachers. Issuegram 23.
Most states have already implemented policies to recruit, select, and retain better teachers. The majority of these policies raise standards for entry or recertification. Another approach provides incentives to attract qualified college graduates into teaching. Offering scholarships in exchange for five-year teaching commitments and offering low-interest loans to qualified education majors are among the most popular incentives. Rural and urban school districts have discovered they must offer higher salaries to enlarge the pool of qualified applicants. To induce teachers to stay in the classrooms, some states have utilized differential pay, merit pay, state-mandated evaluations that are implemented appropriately, and career ladders for teachers. Given the projected enrollment increases and increased demands for teachers during the next 15 to 20 years, both types of policies--standards and incentives--must be developed to insure the presence of good teachers in the classroom. (MLF)
Descriptors: Bulletins, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Incentives, Merit Pay, State Action, State School District Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Shortage
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.