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ERIC Number: EJ798969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Recruiting Expert Teachers into Hard-to-Staff Schools
Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n4 p40-44 Dec 2007
Rather than continued reliance of high-stakes tests to increase student achievement, a practice for which the author feels there is little supporting evidence, the author urges for educators and educational leaders to work co-operatively to enact insightful, data-driven policies to improve student achievement. In this article, the author argues for the need to increase the quality of teachers and the number of expert teachers in hard-to-staff schools because that might be the best solution for raising substandard levels of student achievement in those schools. The article describes the results of a survey of the most highly qualified teachers in Arizona to understand their job-related preferences and the policy changes it would take to recruit them into hard-to-staff schools and then to retain them. These teachers included National Board Certified teachers, teachers recognized for having extraordinary success in teaching in high-needs schools, and teachers named Teacher of the Year or Ambassador of the Year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona