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ERIC Number: ED510762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 49
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Charter Schools and the Teacher Job Search in Michigan
Cannata, Marisa
National Center on School Choice, Vanderbilt University (NJ1)
This paper examines the position of charter schools in prospective elementary teachers' job search decisions. Using a labor market segmentation framework, it explores teacher applicants' decisions to apply to charter schools. The data come from a mixed-methods longitudinal study of prospective teachers looking for their first job. This paper finds moderate support that there is a segmented labor market for charter and traditional public school teachers. The institutional status of the school and teacher applicants' lack of familiarity with charter schools was related to their disinclination to apply to charter schools, there is no evidence that these barriers led to lesser qualified teachers in charter schools. Further, charter schools were desirable for prospective teachers that wanted to serve predominantly minority students. Initial Study Interview Protocol is appended. (Contains 6 tables.)
National Center on School Choice, Vanderbilt University. Box 459 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: 615-322-8107; Fax: 615-322-8828; Web site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/schoolchoice
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University, National Center on School Choice
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on School Choice
Identifiers - Location: Michigan