ERIC Number: EJ957320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
The Expanding Federal Role in Teacher Workforce Policy
Superfine, Benjamin M.; Gottlieb, Jessica J.; Smylie, Mark A.
Educational Policy, v26 n1 p58-78 Jan 2012
This article examines the recent expansion of the federal role into teacher workforce policy, primarily as embodied by the Race to the Top Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Such recent federal teacher workforce policy reflects an important expansion of the federal role into a policy domain that deserves more attention. The financial incentives and governance arrangements structuring federal-state relationships under these policies have proven effective at facilitating the enactment of state-level reforms. However, these policies ultimately pay too little attention to fundamental governance questions that must be addressed for efficacious teacher workforce development.
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Personnel Policy, Government Role, Labor Force, Governance, Federal State Relationship, Labor Force Development, Incentive Grants, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Teacher Effectiveness, State Action, State Regulation, Federal Legislation, Administrative Principles, Personnel Management, Educational Policy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Race to the Top