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ERIC Number: EJ1100468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
A Foot in the Door: Exploring the Role of Student Teaching Assignments in Teachers' Initial Job Placements
Krieg, John M.; Theobald, Roddy; Goldhaber, Dan
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v38 n2 p364-388 Jun 2016
We use data from Washington State to examine two stages of the teacher pipeline: the placement of prospective teachers into student teaching assignments and the hiring of prospective teachers into their first teaching positions. We find that prospective teachers are likely to complete their student teaching near their college and hometowns but that prospective teachers' student teaching positions are much more predictive of their first teaching positions than their hometowns. This suggests that student teaching assignments may contribute to the "draw of home" in new teacher hiring. We also find that more qualified prospective teachers tend to student teach in more advantaged districts, suggesting that patterns in student teaching assignments may contribute to the inequitable distribution of teacher quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C120008