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ERIC Number: ED506644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 78
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 164
Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers: Background Report for the United States
Walsh, Kate; Wilcox, Danielle; Palmaffy, Tyce; Tracy, Christopher; Yiamouyiannis, Zeus; Ostermeier, Amy; Garcia, Lenore Yaffee
US Department of Education
This report presents a balanced picture of the debate on teacher quality in the U.S. and focuses on the aspects of teacher policy dealing with attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining effective teachers by synthesizing relevant research, identifying innovative and successful policy practices, facilitating exchanges of lessons among countries and identifying policy options. Fully vetted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), no other publication includes comprehensive data about such a diverse group of topics. Covering issues from teaching requirements to retirement, this is a large 25-nation study and is the first of its kind on teacher issues. This U.S. background report is organized into six chapters, corresponding to the common framework set by the OECD Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Division of Education and Training. These chapters are: (1) The National Context: Trends in U.S. Education; (2) The School System and Teaching Workforce; (3) Attracting Highly Qualified People into the Profession; (4) Educating, Developing, and Certifying Teachers; (5) Recruiting, Selecting, and Assigning Teachers; and (6) Retaining Effective Teachers in Schools. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.) [The National Council on Teacher Quality in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education International Affairs Office prepared this report as part of an international project with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED); National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001