This policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education stresses the need to support teachers--especially those in high schools that serve low-income students and students of color--through high quality induction programs which can include various components such as mentoring, common planning periods, professional development, and collaborative opportunities. The author examines the unequal distribution of teachers among schools and highlights research on teacher effectiveness, teacher turnover, and the impact of induction programs. The brief includes policy recommendations that support comprehensive state educator development systems.
A System Approach to Building A World-Class Teaching Profession: The Role of Induction
CCRS Center Publication
Alliance for Excellent Education