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Response to Donna Kerr— Understanding the Sources of Teaching Competence: Choices, Skills, and the Limits of Training


by Richard J. Murnane — 1983

This response to an article by Donna Kerr (Teachers College Record, Spring 1983) stresses the importance of teacher salaries as a means of attracting talented college graduates to teaching. Teacher effectiveness is greatly influenced by classroom experience. Improving preservice teacher education may have a limited effect on teacher improvement. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 3, 1983, p. 564-569
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 832, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 11:24:36 AM

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  • Richard Murnane
    Yale University
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    RICHARD J. MURNANE is an assistant professor of economics at Yale University with an appointment at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies. He is the author of The Impact of School Resources on the Learning of Inner City Children (Ballinger, 1975) as well as many articles dealing with teacher labor markets and the determinants of children's achievement. His work experience includes three years of high school teaching.
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