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Tackling teacher shortages: doing the right thing at the right time and with the right evidence

See, Beng Huat; Gorard, Stephen; Morris, Rebecca

Authors

Rebecca Morris



Contributors

R.J. Tierney
Editor

F. Rizvi
Editor

K. Erkican
Editor

Abstract

Teacher shortages are influenced by a complicated interaction of factors. Most prior research does not consider such complexities, resulting in misleading interpretations of the problem and ineffective solutions. Findings from our multi-pronged research approach suggests that there is no shortage of people wanting to teach in England. Therefore, widely-used policy approaches, such as financial incentives, are not appropriate long-term solutions. While they may be important to those who are considering teaching, they do not change people's decision to teach or not. Addressing teacher shortages needs to also consider the impact of government policies. More creative approaches to retention could be tested.

Citation

See, B. H., Gorard, S., & Morris, R. (2023). Tackling teacher shortages: doing the right thing at the right time and with the right evidence. In R. Tierney, F. Rizvi, & K. Erkican (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (Fourth Edition) (655-670). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-818630-5.04084-7

Online Publication Date Nov 18, 2022
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Jan 25, 2023
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 655-670
Series Number 5
Book Title International Encyclopedia of Education (Fourth Edition)
ISBN 9780128186299
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-818630-5.04084-7