The Status of the Teaching Profession 2011 (Full Report)

By Jennifer Bland, David Sherer, Roneeta Guha, Katrina Woodworth, Patrick M. Shields, Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Ashley Campbell

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Produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, this 13th annual report on the California teacher workforce takes an extended look at principals in the Golden State and their vital role in supporting teacher effectiveness.

The Center provides new information on budget cutbacks to teacher professional development, declining enrollment in preparation programs, drops in the rate of newly credentialed teachers, and escalating educator retirements.

The report also looks at how California’s school principals perceive their role and how well-prepared they are in helping their teachers become more effective educators.

In addition to research and analyses, this report offers useful recommendations. How can we improve the state’s system of teacher development and evaluation in ways that strengthen the quality of classroom practice? How can we help educators prepare for the challenge of implementing the Common Core State Standards?

Download the summary report.

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