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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Oakes, Jeannie – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning" answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today's knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Problem Solving, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Sutcher, Leib; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Carver-Thomas, Desiree – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This paper reviews the sources of and potential solutions to teacher shortages in the United States. It describes the sources of current and projected increases in teacher demand relative to enrollments, shifts in pupil-teacher ratios, and attrition. It places these in relation to recent declines in teacher supply and evaluates evidence of…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Enrollment, Teacher Student Ratio
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Carver-Thomas, Desiree; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
Addressing teacher turnover is critical to stemming the country's continuing teacher shortages. It is also important for school effectiveness, as the academic and financial costs of teacher turnover to student learning and district budgets are significant. Using the most recent nationally representative data from the National Center for Education…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage
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Podolsky, Anne; Kini, Tara; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Bishop, Joseph – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
A highly competent teacher workforce is a necessary foundation for improving children's educational outcomes, especially for those who rely most on schools for their success. Yet in the United States, shortages in the teaching force have been growing across the country, reaching crisis proportions in some teaching fields--such as mathematics,…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Kessler, Julie; Wentworth, Laura; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
Is there a better education model for English learners (ELs) in the United States? The Internationals Network for Public Schools (the Network) now supports 21 schools and six academies in seven states as well as Washington, D.C. They are open only to immigrants who have been living in the United States for less than four years and who score in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Flook, Lisa; Gardner, Madelyn; Melnick, Hanna – ASCD, 2018
Among the many models of school reform that have emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one has endured for more than 50 years: the School Development Program (SDP). Established in 1968 by renowned child psychiatrist James P. Comer and the Yale Child Study Center, the SDP is grounded in the belief that successful…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Child Development, Social Development, Emotional Development
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Goldhaber, Dan; Strunk, Katherine O.; Sutcher, Leib – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
California is experiencing one of its most severe teacher shortages in two decades. Budget cuts and layoffs resulting from the recession contributed to a steep decline in the number of teachers in California, falling from a high of 310,362 teachers in the 2007-08 school year to 283,836 four years later. Recent efforts, including Proposition 30 and…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Certification, Public School Teachers
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Sutcher, Leib; Carver-Thomas, Desiree – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
Teacher shortages have been worsening in California since 2015. After years of budget cuts and teacher layoffs, the passage of Proposition 30, officially titled Temporary Taxes to Fund Education, and the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) brought more money back into California schools after 2014. Many districts began to hire again, looking to…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Certification, Public School Teachers
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article describes teacher education in jurisdictions around the world that have well-developed systems for teacher development. It examines teacher education policies and practices in Australia (with a focus on Victoria and New South Wales), Canada (with a focus on Alberta and Ontario), Finland and Singapore within the context of recruitment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The author believe it is clear that Trump has only really one stated goal--to expand choice through charters and vouchers, with a frame around privatization--and that we can look to his own experiences with Trump University's for-profit approach to providing education for some clues. We can anticipate that the framing for the proposals will…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Political Power, Politics of Education
Guha, Roneeta; Hyler, Maria E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – American Educator, 2017
Recruitment and retention challenges are once again leading to teacher shortages across the nation. Especially in urban and rural school districts, low salaries and poor working conditions often contribute to the difficulties of recruiting and keeping teachers, as can the challenges of the work itself. As a consequence, in many schools--especially…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Residential Programs, Program Design
Guha, Roneeta; Hyler, Maria E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Teacher residency programs (modeled after the clinical residency model in medical training) show great promise in helping local school systems build a highly capable and diverse teaching workforce. Jointly run by districts and nearby universities, these programs recruit teaching candidates, pair them with carefully selected mentor teachers, and…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
Podolsky, Anne; Kini, Tara; Bishop, Joseph; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
To ensure that schools enjoy a steady supply of competent and committed teachers, federal, state, and local policymakers should look to the extensive research literature in this area, focusing on five strategies in particular: strengthening teacher preparation, improving hiring practices, increasing compensation, providing support for new…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Selection, Teacher Salaries
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
Fear and bigotry have spread through schools on the heels of a presidential campaign that promoted divisiveness grounded in racism and discrimination. This article describes the need for and a path toward explicit anti-racist teaching and anti-racist action to counteract this surge of hate speech. In addition, to create a more equitable and just…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Social Justice, Teaching Methods
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Educational Researcher, 2016
Using five AERA presidential addresses over the past half century as landmarks, this essay traces the evolution of research on teaching and teacher education as well as some critical impacts the research has had on policy and practice related to teacher education and teacher evaluation in the United States. The discussion shows how these addresses…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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