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Who Will Teach? Policies That Matter

reviewed by Sabrina Hope King - 1993

coverTitle: Who Will Teach? Policies That Matter
Author(s): Richard J. Murnane, J. D. Singer, J. B. Willett, J. J. Kemple
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0674951921, Pages: 185, Year: 1991
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School districts across the country are in the process of hiring 2 million new teachers in the 1990s. Will those individuals who are the most academically able, representative of diverse cultural groups, math or science majors, and/ or those with alternative career opportunities be among those who are recruited to and retained in the teaching profession? Does money matter, and what other types of incentives mean the most and to whom? The career paths of those deemed to be the most needed in the teaching profession and the degree to which incentives have affected and will affect career choices are explored in Who Will Teach? Policies That Matter. Murnane, Singer, Willett, Kemple, and Olsen examine data from the National Longitudinal Surveys "Young Men," "Young Women," and "Youth"(n1) and the North Carolina and Michigan State Departments of Education,(n2) a data base that collectively represents over 50,000 college graduates. Through the presentation of an extensive quantitative analysis of trends in the teaching profession with respect to race, gender,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 4, 1993, p. 847-849
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 208, Date Accessed: 6/12/2021 1:41:50 PM

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