Brookings Institution Press
March 15, 2007
Excellence in the Classroom
This semiannual journal provides research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children. This volume focuses on improving teacher quality.
Introducing the Issue
Susanna Loeb, Cecilia Rouse, and Anthony Shorris
What Is the Problem? The Challenge of Providing Effective Teachers for All Children
Richard J. Murnane and Jennifer L. Steele
The Effect of Certification and Preparation on Teacher Quality
Donald Boyd, Daniel Goldhaber, Hamilton Lankford, and James Wyckoff
Pay, Working Conditions, and Teacher Quality
Eric A. Hanushek and Steven G. Rivkin
Using Performance-Based Pay to Improve the Quality of Teachers
Learning in the Teaching Workforce
Heather C. Hill
The Challenges of Staffing Urban Schools with Effective Teachers
Brian A. Jacob
Recruiting and Retaining High-Quality Teachers in Rural Areas
David H. Monk
Teachers Unions and Student Performance: Help or Hindrance?
Randall W. Eberts
Teacher Labor Markets in Developed Countries
Helen F. Ladd
Teacher Labor Markets in Developing Countries
Event: Excellence in the Classroom: Improving the Quality of Teaching in America's Schools, March 28, 2007.
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Length: 232 pages
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Anthony E. Shorris is director of the Policy Research Institute for the Region (PRIOR) and faculty member at the Woodrow Wilson School. He has served as Deputy Chancellor for Operations and Policy at the New York City Board of Education.
Cecilia Rouse is director of the Education Research Section and professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University.
Susanna Loeb is an associate professor of education at Stanford University and a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).
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