Presentation Title

Predicting Teacher Attitudes Toward Education Reform Initiatives

Location

Library Basement

Abstract

As alternative teacher certification programs, accountability measures urged by federal mandates, and unconventional school structures such as the charter school movement have gained traction, a loud debate over how to ‘fix’ America’s schools has ensued amongst teachers, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. This presentation examines teacher attitudes regarding a number of education reform initiatives including tenure, accountability for student achievement, and school choice using Brookings’ 2003 Survey of Educators, a sample of 3,328 public school teachers. My analysis extends the findings of Terry Moe’s Special Interest by looking at the quality of undergraduate teacher training as a predictor of these attitudes.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-10-2018 11:45 AM

Panel

Social and Economic Policies

Field of Study for Presentation

Economics, Education, Politics

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Apr 10th, 10:30 AM Apr 10th, 11:45 AM

Predicting Teacher Attitudes Toward Education Reform Initiatives

Library Basement

As alternative teacher certification programs, accountability measures urged by federal mandates, and unconventional school structures such as the charter school movement have gained traction, a loud debate over how to ‘fix’ America’s schools has ensued amongst teachers, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. This presentation examines teacher attitudes regarding a number of education reform initiatives including tenure, accountability for student achievement, and school choice using Brookings’ 2003 Survey of Educators, a sample of 3,328 public school teachers. My analysis extends the findings of Terry Moe’s Special Interest by looking at the quality of undergraduate teacher training as a predictor of these attitudes.