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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
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Holden, Kristian L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Barriers to mobility, particularly those imposed by state-level licensure procedures have received growing attention in the media and in reform discussions. Much of this attention is driven by shortages of teachers in some regions and subject areas and the fact that barriers to mobility make it more difficult for states to address such shortages…
Descriptors: Barriers, Faculty Mobility, State Standards, Teacher Certification
Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Debates over the efficacy of tenure are longstanding but tenure reform is now more prominent in the public eye given recent high-profile legislative battles in states like Ohio and Wisconsin. This focus on tenure also is a natural outgrowth of the large body of research showing that differences between individual teachers can have profound effects…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy; Brown, Nate – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Improving the quality of the teacher workforce is high on the nation's education policy agenda, but school systems continue to face difficulties in staffing STEM and special education classrooms with qualified teachers. This article documents the mismatch between the supply and demand of STEM and special education teachers in Washington State,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Barriers
Goldhaber, Dan; Hannaway, Jane – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
The research reported here is part of a larger effort focusing on how schools in Florida are responding to a new accountability system with many of the same provisions as NCLB. It briefly describes publicly reported information on school performance in Florida since the inception of the A+ Plan, and then, using evidence gathered from case studies,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Vouchers, Federal Legislation