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ERIC Number: EJ915384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Brain Drain? Recruitment and Retention of High Quality Teachers in Norway
Mastekaasa, Arne
Oxford Review of Education, v37 n1 p53-74 Feb 2011
This paper examines whether graduates of high academic quality (as measured by their university or university college Grade Point Average or GPA) are recruited to and remain in school jobs. Extensive data from Norwegian administrative registers are used. The analyses show that graduates from specialised and concurrent general teacher programmes go into and remain in school employment to an overwhelming extent irrespective of academic quality. Among those with less specialised university degrees, however, high-GPA graduates are considerably less likely to take a school job and they are also more likely to leave. Both groups of graduates generally earn more in non-school employment, but this earnings differential is unrelated to GPA. Economic factors therefore cannot explain why high-GPA graduates more rarely enter and more often leave school employment. (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway