ERIC Number: ED468066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Coping with Teacher Shortages: A Resource Guide.
Murphy, Patrick; Novak, Erin
This guide is intended to help education leaders deal with the problem of teacher shortages. It is designed to help community leaders and school officials think strategically about the problems they face with regard to the supply of teachers and help them develop an action plan to address those challenges. The first section provides a conceptual overview of the teacher shortage problem, noting how certain policies address specific elements of the shortage problem, which may or may not be relevant to a particular district. It also discusses the different policy options that exist to address specific elements of the shortage problem, and it examines the considerations that policymakers must keep in mind when weighing different policy alternatives. The second section presents information on 25 different programs that cover a wide spectrum in terms of their goals, focus, scale, and location. What they have in common is that they all address at least one particular element of the teacher shortage problem. The programs include national programs, alternative credentialing programs, accelerated credentialing programs, economic incentive programs, retention and teacher development, and leadership development programs. (SM)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Shortage, Urban Schools
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-223-2890; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Prepared by researchers at the University of San Francisco.