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ERIC Number: ED511681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Eight Questions on Teacher Recruitment and Retention: What Does the Research Say? A Summary of the Findings
Education Commission of the States (NJ3)
This document summarizes the findings of a report by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) designed to help policymakers gain a better understanding of both the nature of the teacher workforce and of promising recruitment and retention strategies. ECS reviewed 91 studies on teacher recruitment and retention in search of answers to eight questions that are of particular importance to policy and education leaders. The eight questions are: (1) What are the characteristics of those individuals who enter teaching? (2) How do those individuals who remain in teaching compare with those who leave? (3) What are the characteristics of schools and districts most likely to be successful in recruiting and retaining teachers? (4) What impact do the working conditions in schools have on their ability to recruit and retain teachers? (5) What impact does compensation have on the recruitment and retention of teachers?; (6) What impact do various strategies related to teacher preparation have on teacher recruitment and retention? (7) What impact do induction and mentoring have on teacher retention?; and (8) What is the efficacy of particular recruitment strategies and policies in bringing new teachers into the profession, including specifically targeted populations? [For the full report, see ED489332.]
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States