Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Recruitment and Retention : Teachers' Voices Across the Pipeline Paperback / softback
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives on the Lives of Teachers series
Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Recruitment and Retention serves as a comprehensive resource for understanding teachers' careers across the professional lifespan.
Grounded in the notion that teachers' voices are essential for understanding teachers' lives, this edited volume contains chapters that privilege the voices of teachers above all.
Book sections look closely at the particular issues that arise when recruiting an effective, committed, and diverse workforce, as well as the challenges that arise once teachers are immersed in the classroom setting.
Promising directions are also included for particularly high-need areas such as early childhood teachers, Black male teachers, STEM teachers, and urban teachers.
The book concludes with a call for self-care in teachers' lives. Chapter contributions come from a variety of contexts across the United States and around the world.
However, regardless of context or methodology, these chapters point to the importance of valuing and respecting teachers' lives and work.
Moreover, they demonstrate that teacher recruitment and retention is a complex and multifaceted issue that cannot be addressed through simplistic policy changes.
Rather, attending to and appreciating the web of influences on teachers lives and careers is the only way to support their work and the impact they have on our next generation of students.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Information Age Publishing
- Publication Date: 30/04/2019
- Category: Teaching staff
- ISBN: 9781641136594