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Getting Real About Teaching Effectiveness and Teacher Retention

Keywords: Teacher recruitment , Teacher retention

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In this issue of the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, a set of papers drawing on a range of data offers more substantiation that teaching is a complex activity that takes time to learn. Those who enter through more comprehensive teacher education programs, rather than short-cut alternative ones, learn more deeply about their profession and are more likely to remain in teaching. Let me briefly offer a few highlights from this new research, and then couch it in a larger set of empirical evidence, with implications for policy and practice.


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