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ERIC Number: EJ1038119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: EISSN-1573-1812
Choosing Teaching as a Career in Urban Public Catholic and Jewish Schools by Graduates of Elite Colleges
Tamir, Eran
Journal of Educational Change, v15 n3 p327-355 Aug 2014
Recruitment, preparation, and retention of graduates of elite colleges is considered an innovative approach to improve teacher quality and promote change in the neediest schools. While the debate over the effectiveness of such programs is heavily focused on programs like Teach For America, this paper considers three teacher preparation programs located at elite colleges that combine alternative and traditional teacher preparation. This article argues that teachers who were trained at elite colleges and who chose teaching in urban public, urban Catholic, and Jewish schools tend to (a) conceptualize teaching around broad issues related to social justice, educational change, and community revitalization, arguing they joined teaching to improve society, and (b) seek leadership positions in their respective school sectors. These findings carry substantial policy implications in the areas of teacher recruitment, preparation, retention, and teacher quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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