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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Ashworth, Kristen; Scales, David – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
South Carolina's Read to Succeed Law (RTS) is different than the other 15 states' literacy-based third grade retention laws. It mandates literacy intervention training for in-service and pre-service teachers. Research indicates academic gains from retention are short-lived, diminishing over time and increasing drop-out rates. Through a statewide…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Literacy, Educational Policy, Grade 3
Worth, Jack; Van den Brande, Jens – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2019
National Foundation for Educational Research's (NFER's) first annual report on the state of the teacher workforce measures the key indicators of the teacher labour market and teachers' working conditions. The recruitment, development and retention of teachers and school leaders is a crucial underpinning for a successful education system. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Conditions
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Barnes, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The recruitment and retention 'crises' in US and UK teaching have major and negative implications for the future of education. This pilot study uses extended conversations with Asian and African teaching staff to examine the role of values in helping teachers sustain positive contributions to children's lives and world. In five elementary schools,…
Descriptors: Values, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kiilu, Redempta M.; Mugambi, Lucy – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Although education stakeholders agreed on achieving Education for All by 2015, high wastage rates in developing countries has remained a major concern. In Kenya, data shows that more than one million primary age children are still out school. In many countries, school feeding programmes has been used as one of the interventions to promote…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Wastes, Out of School Youth, Food