ERIC Number: EJ1139976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Solving the Teacher Shortage: Revisiting the Lessons We've Learned
Berry, Barnett; Shields, Patrick M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n8 p8-18 May 2017
Two decades ago, at a time when much of the country faced looming teacher shortages, a number of states invested in comprehensive strategies for strengthening the teaching profession. For example, and drawing upon recommendations from the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, both California and North Carolina built statewide teacher recruitment centers, launched new mentoring and induction programs for beginning teachers, and created incentives for veteran teachers to seek national board certification. However, while such efforts were successful, they were gradually dismantled, mainly for political reasons--and it will take effective political advocacy to reinstate them.
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Recruitment, Beginning Teacher Induction, Incentives, National Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Enrollment Trends, Teacher Education Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California; North Carolina
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