NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
ERIC Number: ED510165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Do Financial Incentives Draw Promising Teachers to Low-Performing Schools? Assessing the Impact of the California Governor's Teaching Fellowship. Policy Brief 10-3
Steele, Jennifer L.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B.
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1)
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 from within and outside California that low-income students and students of color are disproportionately taught by teachers with weak academic backgrounds and limited preparation. Given the need for rigorous research on incentives like the GTF, the authors undertook a study to estimate the fellowship's causal impact on recipients' decisions to teach in low-performing schools. The results are summarized in this policy brief. An Analysis to Eliminate Selection Bias is appended. (Contains 4 tables and 12 endnotes.)
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE. 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670. Tel: 510-642-7223; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
Identifiers - Location: California