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Family, Neighborhood, and School Settings Across Seasons: When Do Socioeconomic Context and Racial Composition Matter for the Reading Achievement Growth of Young Children?
This quantitative study employs a seasonal perspective to assess the degree to which neighborhood and school contexts affect the reading achievement growth of young children. The authors found that neighborhood social context mattered substantially for students’ reading achievement levels at school entry and for their reading achievement growth during the summer.The authors recommend that policy makers attend to the quality of neighborhood and school settings as a means of promoting literacy development for young children.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
This comprehensive meta-analysis on teacher career trajectories, consisting of 34 studies of 63 attrition moderators, seeks to understand why teaching attrition occurs, or what factors moderate attrition outcomes. Personal characteristics of teachers and the attributes of teachers' schools are key moderators. The evidence suggests that attrition from teaching is (a) not necessarily 'healthy' turnover, (b) influenced by various personal and professional factors that change across teachers' career paths, (c) more strongly moderated by characteristics of teachers' work conditions than previously noted in the literature, and (d) a problem that can be addressed through policies and initiatives.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008