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Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Despite the consistent policy focus on diversifying the teacher workforce, this workforce still fails to reflect the diversity of the student body in U.S. public schools. Dan Goldhaber, Roddy Theobald, and Christopher Tien examine the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence supporting the importance of teacher workforce diversity. They…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Public Schools, Student Diversity, Role Models
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Empirical evidence shows that disadvantaged students tend to have less-qualified and less-effective teachers than their more-advantaged peers. These teacher quality gaps (TQGs), which have existed for decades and across many measures of student disadvantage and teacher quality, are an important factor explaining student achievement gaps between…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Public Schools, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Effectiveness