ERIC Number: ED440057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Teacher Recruitment and Retention Study.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.; Texas State Board for Educator Certification, Austin.; Education Service Center Region 20, San Antonio, TX.; Texas Center for Educational Research, Austin.
This report on teacher recruitment and retention in Texas identifies and analyzes programs offered by higher education institutions, school districts, regional education service centers, and other organizations that address the teacher shortage in Texas. The study was undertaken with the understanding that teacher compensation issues are pervasive and important to the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers. The report addresses efforts by Texas institutions to recruit and train qualified teachers for public schools and to recommend programs and policies to improve the effectiveness of these efforts. The report begins by explaining the problem of teacher shortage and noting responses to the shortage. It examines teacher recruitment, focusing on college and university recruiting efforts, alternative certification program recruitment efforts, and school district recruitment efforts. Next, it discusses teacher retention, focusing on efforts by school districts and looking at collaborative retention efforts. Finally, it presents recommendations for teacher recruitment, for teacher retention, and for information about professional opportunities in teaching. Three appendixes present a national perspective on teacher recruitment and retention, project respondents, and educator preparation programs by region. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.; Texas State Board for Educator Certification, Austin.; Education Service Center Region 20, San Antonio, TX.; Texas Center for Educational Research, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas