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ERIC Number: ED524742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
A System Approach to Building a World-Class Teaching Profession: The Role of Induction. Policy Brief
Haynes, Mariana
Alliance for Excellent Education
About 15 percent of the American workforce of 3.5 million teachers either moves or leaves the profession each year. The size of the teaching force coupled with the high annual turnover rates seriously compromises the nation's capacity to ensure that all students have access to skilled teaching. If the dominant teacher workforce policies and practices remain unchanged, then the aspirations of the common core standards and aligned assessments will simply continue a legacy of unfulfilled reforms. This brief addresses the need for coherent incentives and structures to change the very culture of how teachers are supported. A new paradigm is needed to construct a consistent vision of quality teaching--one that is anchored in a system of performance assessments and leveraged through the design of clinically based preservice programs, comprehensive induction, and collaborative professional learning. (Contains 66 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: MetLife Foundation
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education