Developing the Teacher Workforce
Distributed for The National Society for the Study of Education
The authors argue that current ways of thinking are inadequate for the nature of the work and future demands because of the neglect of the context, the lack of understanding of teacher career stages, and disregard of the "ripple effect" of educational policy. A coherent, cohesive approach must replace the fragmented and autonomous efforts that predominate today. The volume's authors demonstrate that until a more seamless and comprehensive human resource system is employed, widespread improvements in teacher quality are unlikely and the quality of learning will itself remain compromised.