The Creativity Conundrum In Educational Leadership, Source: EducationalLeadership.com
Half of Teachers Quit in 5 Years (.pdf version) by Lisa Lambert, The Washington Post 05.09.06
Experts warn of national teacher shortage crisis. (pdf version) Several states are taking steps to ease a teacher shortage that only threatens to increase due to rising college tuition, NCLB pressures to improve student scores and the coming retirement of baby-boomer educationrs. Stateline.org 03.28.06
Report Cites Ongoing Needs in Rural Schools by Alan Richard, Education Week 05.11.05 edweek.org
Turning Out Teachers In One Year (pdf version) by Paul Quinlan, 03.29.05 TBO.com
No More Silver Bullets Let's Fix Teacher Education by Vartan Gregorian, Education Week 11.10.04
Polishing the Education Stone by Joanne Jacobs, Tech Central Station 09.14.04 techcentralstation.com
Meeting NCLB's Highly Qualified Guidelines an NEA-AFT Publication July 2003
U.S. Department of Education: Archived Information, Exerpted Slides from "Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference October 2002" and "Highly Qualified Teachers: A National Imperative"
NCLB Status Report - Unfulfilled Promise: Ensuring High Quality Teacher's for Our Nation's Students. A status report from Southeastern schools.
Out-of-Field Teaching and the Limits of Teacher Policy (pdf:770Kb): A Research Report co-sponsored by Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy and The Consortium for Policy Research in Education
by Richard M. Ingersoll University of Pennsylvania
All talk, no action: Putting an end to out-of-field teaching (pdf version): (8/21/02) Read the Education Trust's newest report, which offers the first available state-by-state analysis of the newest federal data on the percentage of core academic secondary school classes taught by a teacher without a major or minor in the subject. The report documents the huge and growing problem of disproportionate numbers of classes in high-poverty and high-minority secondary schools being taught by teachers lacking a major or minor in the subject they're teaching. The report includes a list of recommendations – along with clear examples – which states, districts and schools can act on immediately to help reduce out-of-field teaching. Source: http://www.edtrust.org
Ingersoll: Out-of-Field Teaching and Educational Equality: This National Center for Education Statistics report (October, 1996) is based on data from the 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey. The report presents national data about the number of students in the nation's secondary school whose teachers lack basic qualifications in their assigned teaching fields. See pages 33 and 37 of Pdf version for statistical charts detailing per cent of teachers out-of-field by subject area).
Ingersoll: The Problem of Out-of-Field Teaching: This 1998 Phi Delta Kappan article by Richard M. Ingersoll summarizes the problem of out-of-field teaching. Pdf version.
Ingersoll: Why So Many Underqualified High School Teachers?: This Nov. 4, 1998, Education Week story, written by University of Georgia sociology professor Richard M. Ingersoll, discusses why school systems hire teachers who are not trained to teach the subjects they teach. Pdf version.
Ingersoll: The Problem of Underqualified Teachers in American Secondary Schools: This 1999 Educational Researcher article by Richard M. Ingersoll is a detailed summary of his research on out-of-field teaching conducted during the past six years. Pdf version.
Ingersoll: Out-of-Field Teaching: How Qualified Is Your Child's Teacher? Teacher shortages, primarily in the areas of special education, math, and science, vary by region and by school district, but critical shortages do exist throughout the country. If your child's teacher has inadequate preparation in the subject she or he teaches, is that the equivalent of educational fraud? Pdf version.
What Matters Most: Teaching For America's Future: a report prepared by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. This report offers strategy for achieving America's educational goals: A blueprint for recruiting, preparing, and supporting excellent teachers in all of America's schools. Pdf version of Exec. Summary. Full 162 page Pdf version.
Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 1: States' Uneven Teacher Supply Complicates Staffing of Schools by Ann Bradley. This is the first installment in a five-part series about the nation's supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.
Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 2: New Teachers Abandon Field At High Rate By Jeff Archer This is the second installment of a five-part series about the nation's supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.
Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 3: All Classes of Spec. Ed. Teachers In Demand Throughout Nation by Joetta L. Sack This is the third installment of a five-part series about the nation's supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.
Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 4: Out-of-Field Teaching Is Hard To Curb by Jeff Archer. This is the fourth installment in a five-part series about the nation's supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.
Out-of-Field Teaching, Part 5: Crackdowns on Emergency Licenses Begin As Teacher Shortages Loom by Ann Bradley. This is the last installment in a five-part series about the nation's supply of and demand for qualified teachers. Pdf version.
Lacking Licenses: This April 7, 1999, chart lists U.S. Department of Education data depicting a state-by-state account of the percentage of newly hired teachers unlicensed in their main assignment field. Pdf version.
Out-of-Field-Teaching by Subject: This March 31,1999, chart lists U.S. Department of Education data on the percentage of public school teachers per state in grades 9-12, including veteran teachers, who do not have majors or minors in the subject that they teach. Pdf version.