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Recruiting Expert Teachers into High-Needs Schools: Leadership, Money, and Colleagues

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Published: 2012-09-08

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Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

Arizona State University

Keywords: Teacher recruitment; teacher retention; teacher quality; educational policy; urban education; survey research

Abstract

Teacher quality experts are urging policymakers to identify and target expert teachers and entice them to teach in high-needs schools. To understand what this might take, expert teachers in Arizona were surveyed to understand their job-related preferences to inform future recruitment policies. Findings should inform others about the important factors educational policymakers might consider when thinking about recruiting expert teachers into high-needs schools. These factors include the quality of the principal; salary, bonuses, and benefits; and the degree to which expert teachers can work in multiple roles to enhance student learning.

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Author Biography

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley

Arizona State University

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley is currently an Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Her research interests include educational policy, research methods, and more specifically, high-stakes tests and value-added measurements and systems. In addition, she researches aspects of teacher quality and teacher education. She is also the creator and host of a show titled Inside the Academy during which she interviews some of the top educational researchers in the academy. 
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Published: 2012-09-08

How to Cite

Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2012). Recruiting Expert Teachers into High-Needs Schools: Leadership, Money, and Colleagues. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 20, 27. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v20n27.2012