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ERIC Number: ED527744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of the Teaching Profession 2011. Summary Report
Plattner, Andy
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd
In each of its teacher workforce reports over the past dozen years, the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd (CFTL) has combined solid research, thoughtful analysis, and plain language to describe who is teaching California's 6.2 million students. This year the author and his colleagues have expanded that focus to include the California principalship because of its important role in supporting teacher effectiveness. Their 2011 report, summarized in this publication, takes an extended look at how California's school principals perceive their expanding role and how well prepared they are for their key responsibility of helping their teachers in becoming more effective educators. The full report drew on secondary data; survey results from a representative sample of over 600 California school principals; and follow-up interviews with a subset of principals and a selected group of teacher leaders from around the state. The sidebar, "A New Normal for California Educators," describes the challenging context in which principals and teachers alike are striving to improve student outcomes. (Contains 5 figures and 6 footnotes.) [For the full report, "The Status of the Teaching Profession 2011," see ED527741.]
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd. 133 Mission Street Suite 220, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: 831-427-3628; Fax: 831-427-1612; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; Stuart Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd; California State University; Public Policy Institute of California; University of California, Office of the President
Identifiers - Location: California