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Bireda, Saba; Chait, Robin – Center for American Progress, 2011
The lack of diversity in the teaching force is troubling for several reasons. Fewer minority teachers may indicate that few minorities are interested in pursuing a career in teaching. The low number of minority teachers also may indicate that there are fewer minority candidates with the skills and qualifications to enter the field. The inability…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Shortage
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ1), 2010
Created in 2007, the Teaching Fellowship builds on Woodrow Wilson's sixty-five-year commitment to strengthen American education by bringing talented individuals into education careers. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks both to recruit and prepare new teachers with outstanding records of achievement and to transform the college and…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employment Patterns, Teacher Recruitment, Talent
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Coggins, Celine; Zuckerman, Sarah; McKelvey, Lee Anne – Educational Leadership, 2010
Young teacher applicants to the Teach Plus Policy Fellows Program indicate that contrary to the opinions of those who believe they are in teaching only for the short term, they actually want to find a way to continue teaching. Their description of the profession they seek--one that makes a difference, challenges them, engages them as leaders, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Young Adults, Career Choice, Social Justice
Steele, Jennifer L.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2010
During a two-year period from 2000-2002, California awarded a $20,000 Governor's Teaching Fellowship (GTF) to 1,169 people enrolled in traditional, post-baccalaureate teacher licensure programs who agreed to teach in low-performing public schools for four years after earning their licenses. The GTF was a policy response to longstanding evidence…
Descriptors: Incentives, Fellowships, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ1), 2008
In 2007, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation launched a new teaching fellowship designed to recruit and prepare a new generation of top teacher talent for the nation's schools. Aimed at both traditional-age "and" midcareer candidates, the initiative offers $30,000 Fellowships to individuals with strong records of academic…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employment Patterns, Teacher Recruitment, Talent