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Behrstock, Ellen; Clifford, Matthew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
National and state-level policies recognize the critical role that talented teachers play in ensuring that all students learn and in building capacity for instructional excellence in schools. Teachers influence student learning more than any other factor in the school, and the dividends of effective teaching are cumulative (see "Defining the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teacher Distribution, Minority Group Children, Teacher Recruitment
Hayes, Kathleen T.; Behrstock, Ellen – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
The negative consequences of the current economic recession are vast, both for the education field and for all sectors of society. Yet one benefit has emerged from these recent tough economic times: Teaching is becoming a more attractive career choice. Although states and local policymakers should "always" work proactively to attract effective…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Career Choice, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Recruitment
Behrstock, Ellen; Clifford, Matthew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
A generational transition is occurring in U.S. public school classrooms. Baby Boom teachers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are approaching retirement age, and many of their colleagues from Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1976) are entering their mid-career stage. The newest generation in the teaching workforce is Generation Y (those…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Generational Differences, Literature Reviews
Behrstock, Ellen; Coggshall, Jane G. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
The literature on teacher hiring and assignment tends to omit definitions of these key terms. An exception in Cohen-Vogel and Osborne-Lampkin (277), who define teacher assignment as "the reciprocal process between school management and teachers to guide decisions about who will teach, where they will teach, and what they will teach." But the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Personnel Selection, Teacher Selection, Incentives