ERIC Number: ED440053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Issues of Supply and Demand: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Teachers. School Development Outreach Project.
This multimedia School Development Outreach Project package on teacher quality provides a perspective on this emerging education issue arising from national, state, and local leaders. The package contains a set of two audiotapes and a booklet. The booklet gives an overview of the issue, examples of research and current practice, and suggestions for a broad range of policymakers to make improvements. Its five chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Expanding the Pool and Improving the Pipeline into Teaching: Recruitment"; (3) "Retention: How To Keep Good Teachers When You Get Them"; (4) "The Superintendent's Role: Quality Is a Reciprocal Process"; and (5) "A Role for Policymakers." The two audiotapes provide a personal perspective on the issue of teacher quantity and quality from diverse types of policymakers and researchers at the national, state, and local levels. The first tape presents a discussion of personal experiences by a beginning teacher in an urban district, with nationally known experts adding their in-depth comments. The second tape features researchers and writers, practitioners who are implementing changes to improve a school district, and a legislator who was a former rural superintendent. (Contains 17 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Alternative Teacher Certification, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, School Districts, Student Recruitment, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers, Teaching Conditions
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1480. Tel: 630-571-4700; Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncrel.org/policy.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Note: Audiotapes are not available from ERIC.