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ERIC Number: ED521324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teacher Recruitment: Strategies for Widening the Teaching Pool in a Shrinking Economy. Policy-to-Practice Brief
Hayes, Kathleen T.; Behrstock, Ellen
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
The negative consequences of the current economic recession are vast, both for the education field and for all sectors of society. Yet one benefit has emerged from these recent tough economic times: Teaching is becoming a more attractive career choice. Although states and local policymakers should "always" work proactively to attract effective teachers to the profession, the impact of the economic recession--combined with a new public agenda focused on social responsibility--can open a window of opportunity to renew these efforts to encourage talented, caring, and committed professionals to consider teaching, particularly in chronic teacher-shortage areas. This brief explores a surge in interest in teaching as a career choice during the economic recession and presents ideas and strategies for individuals involved in efforts to encourage talented, caring, and committed professionals to consider teaching, particularly in chronic teacher shortage areas.
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 877-322-8700; Fax: 202-223-8939; e-mail: tqcenter@air.org; Web site: http://www.tqsource.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality