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This study examines the pervasiveness of late teacher hiring in urban and suburban school districts and explores the association between the timing of teacher hires and teacher qualifications, including certification, master’s degree, and selectivity of undergraduate institution. The results indicate that across the nation, districts hire a large portion of teachers during the second half of summer or once school has already begun. Results indicate no association between the proportion of teachers hired at various time points and the teacher qualifications, including selectivity of teachers’ undergraduate institutions and whether teachers are certified or have master’s degrees.
Updated: Jun. 23, 2014
The current article examines the difference in knowledge growth between beginning teachers and their colleagues who have stable, secure and continuing employment. The authors argue that the employment context in which beginning teachers take up their profession has a significant, but hitherto largely unacknowledged, effect on the capacity of teachers to develop the craft of teaching, and on their continuing commitment to the profession.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2011
This article focused on the processes that teachers use to find a job and how they came to work in particular schools. Participants were individuals currently completing teacher education programs and looking for their first teaching job. The author concludes that teacher applicants’ practical understanding of the job search was informed by their social and cultural background and emphasized characteristics such as familiarity when making career decisions.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010