ERIC Number: EJ1063546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Teachers without Borders: Consequences of Teacher Labor Force Mobility
Bastian, Kevin C.; Henry, Gary T.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v37 n2 p163-183 Jun 2015
Many states have responded to teacher shortages by granting certification to individuals traditionally prepared out-of-state; now, out-of-state prepared teachers comprise a sizable percentage of the teacher workforce in many states. We know little about these teachers, and therefore, in the present study, we estimate the effectiveness of out-of-state prepared teachers in North Carolina elementary schools. We find that out-of-state prepared teachers are significantly less effective than in-state prepared and alternative entry teachers; however, there is a substantial overlap in the distributions of effectiveness across groups. Upon testing hypotheses to explain these findings, results indicate that differences in human capital help explain out-of-state prepared teachers' underperformance and suggest the utility of research evidence to inform state policy and local hiring decisions.
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Elementary School Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Hypothesis Testing, Human Capital, State Policy, Teacher Recruitment, Personnel Policy, Labor Market, Teacher Education, Teacher Characteristics, Performance Factors, Classification, Value Judgment, Familiarity, State Standards, Teacher Competency Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina