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ERIC Number: ED451147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers for Urban Schools: Developing a Strategic Plan for Action.
Claycomb, Carla; Hawley, Willis D.
This analysis discusses ways to address the persistent challenge of ensuring that students who attend urban schools are taught by highly effective teachers. It presents a four-point strategic plan that includes: (1) increase the quantity and quality of people entering and returning to teaching in urban districts (precollegiate recruitment, higher education recruitment, and recruitment from alternative candidate pools); (2) shape the content of preparation programs to encourage teacher candidates to pursue and succeed where they are most needed (ensure that programs have a clear vision and provide in-depth knowledge, extensive experiences, consistency, and meaningful evaluation); (3) improve the recruitment and hiring process (improving the hiring process, providing financial incentives, improving teaching conditions, and offering differential pay); and (4) support teachers' professional growth once working in a district (teacher placement and high quality induction programs). The paper concludes by discussing: increasing and equalizing teacher salaries; facilitating the task of recruiting good teachers; the importance of state policies; tools for priority-setting; and setting priorities. An appendix presents a policy and program checklist for teacher recruitment and retention. (Contains 64 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A