The Future of Children: Spring 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
Victor Lavy

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
Emiliana Vegas

Event: Excellence in the Classroom: Improving the Quality of Teaching in America's Schools, March 28, 2007.

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