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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Supply, Demand, Recruitment, and Retention
Supply, demand, recruitment, and retention

Teachers play a significant role in educating and shaping the future of our nation. Teachers also represent a significant part of the nationwide workforce. Currently, there are more than 3.5 million private and public school teachers in the United States, and by the year 2015, this number is expected to reach 4 million.

Given the importance of teaching, exploring the characteristics of individuals that join the profession is vital. The underlying structure of the teacher labor market is composed of four main components: supply—the number of individuals eligible to teach; demand—the number of teaching positions; recruitment—the process of attracting individuals to teaching; and retention—the process of keeping teachers in the profession. The discussion of these four areas ...

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