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ERIC Number: ED475614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Incentives for Attracting and Retaining K-12 Teachers: Lessons for Early Education. Policy Brief.
Laurence, Wendy; Hass, Bob; Burr, Elizabeth; Fuller, Bruce; Gardner, Mary; Hayward, Gerald; Kuboyama, Emlei
This policy brief examines programs from California and elsewhere in the United States for attracting and retaining quality preschool and child-care staff and places these programs within the broader context of K-12 reforms. While this brief is specifically aimed at early-childhood-education planners and policymakers, it contains information for educators at all levels about experimental efforts and lessons on systemwide reform. The brief reviews the evidence on the scope and effectiveness of existing K-12 recruitment and retention policy strategies in the United States to determine those that may be transferable to early education. It begins with a broad review of what is known about these state initiatives. It then provides detailed examples and analyses for each program area from education nonprofit and research centers. It then reviews the evidence to determine the variety and effectiveness of existing programs. Few of the programs highlighted have been formally evaluated, and fewer still have collected data on cost-effectiveness. Finally, the brief returns to the question of how these program models may or may not fit the problem of teacher and staff turnover in the early-care and education arenas. (Contains 7 endnotes, 7 tables, and 62 references.) (WFA)
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), University of California, Berkeley School of Education, 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670. Tel: 510-642-7223; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Policy Analysis for California Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California