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ERIC Number: EJ944402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
The Determinants of Teacher Mobility: Evidence Using Italian Teachers' Transfer Applications
Barbieri, Gianna; Rossetti, Claudio; Sestito, Paolo
Economics of Education Review, v30 n6 p1430-1444 Dec 2011
Of particular importance for education policy-makers is the possibility that teacher mobility adversely affects the quality of teaching in schools serving mainly disadvantaged and minority children. This paper examines the main drivers of the mobility of Italian teachers by using applications-to-transfer data. We find that teachers systematically try to move away from schools where teaching is likely to be more difficult because of the student mix or the social context of the school. Given the absence of any criteria other than seniority in regulating teachers' allocation across schools, disadvantaged students frequently end up with less experienced teachers who are often just waiting to move elsewhere. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy