School Teachers provides insightful empirical findings on crucial issues including:
- highly qualified teachers
- teacher diversity
- alternative certification
- teacher attrition
- inequity in the distribution of quality teachers
- teacher education in the context of school-university partnership
This book is a useful resource for teacher educators, policymakers, and researchers.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XII, 227 pp., num. ill.
Contents: Xuejin Lu/Jianping Shen/Sue Poppink: Are teachers qualified? A national study of secondary public school teachers
using SASS 1999-2000 – Jianping Shen/Sue Poppink: The certification characteristics of the public school teaching force: National,
longitudinal, and comparative perspectives – Jianping Shen/Gary L. Wegenke/Van E. Cooley: Has the public teaching force become
more diversified? National and longitudinal perspectives on gender, race, and ethnicity – Jianping Shen/Nancy B. Mansberger/Huilan
Yang: Teacher quality and students placed at risk: Results from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study 1993-97 –
Jianping Shen: The distribution of the quality of the public teaching force: Results from multiple waves of schools and staffing
surveys – Jianping Shen: Has the alternative certification policy materialized its promise? A comparison between traditionally
and alternatively certified teachers in public schools – Jianping Shen: Alternative certification, minority teachers, and
urban education – Jianping Shen: Alternative certification and math and science teachers – Jianping Shen/Louann Bierlein Palmer:
Inadequate Preparation Does Impact Teacher Attrition – Jianping Shen: Teacher retention and attrition in public schools: Evidence
from the 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey – Jianping Shen/Chia-lin Hsieh: Improving the professional status of teaching:
Perspectives of future teachers, current teachers, and education professors – Jianping Shen: Student teaching in the context
of a school-university partnership: A case study of a student teacher – Jianping Shen: A study of contrast: Visions of preservice
teacher education in the context of a professional development school.