Improving Science Achievement: The Role of Teacher Workforce Policies

Author/s: 
Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff
Year of Publication: 
2005

This paper examines the difficulty hard-to-staff and low-performing schools have in hiring and keeping high quality teachers. Students failing to achieve even minimal levels of educational achievement are most dependent on their teachers and schools for academic learning, yet they typically are taught by individuals with relatively weak and/or inadequate qualifications. This study explores what traditionally hard-to-staff and low-performing schools can do to attract and keep the quality workforce that will provide their students with the requisite schools and learning demanded by future employers and required by state and national standards.

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Boyd, D., Lankford, H., Loeb, S., & Wyckoff, J. (2005). Improving Science Achievement: The Role of Teacher Workforce Policies. .