ERIC Number: EJ787274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 49
Getting Teachers Where They're Needed Most: The Case for Licensure Reciprocity
Sindelar, Paul T.; Bishop, Anne G.; Gill, Michele Gregoire; Connelly, Vincent; Rosenberg, Michael S.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v30 n2 p47-58 Spr 2007
Proponents tout licensure reciprocity as a means for alleviating teacher shortages. In this paper, we describe existing national and regional reciprocity agreements and consider the arguments underlying this proposition. We use research on teacher shortages, the reserve pool, within-state variation in demand, and teacher mobility to draw conclusions about the plausibility of this argument. Our analysis suggests that relocation from state to state has limited potential to alleviate shortages. Instead, the evidence suggests that areas of need are better defined by socioeconomic considerations than by state boundaries. A policy strategy with better potential for reducing shortages would provide incentives for teachers to work in low SES urban and rural schools.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Incentives, Teacher Shortage, Certification, Faculty Mobility, Legal Responsibility, State Licensing Boards, Teacher Competency Testing, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Educational Policy, Salary Wage Differentials
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site: http://www.tese.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001