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Teacher Distribution in Developing Countries

Teachers of Marginalized Students in India, Mexico, and Tanzania

Authors: Luschei, Thomas F, Chudgar, Amita

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  • Demonstrates that children who are poor, who come from ethnic or racial minority groups, who have less educated parents, or who live in rural areas have access to less qualified teachers than their more advantaged peers 
  • Provides a conceptual framework for understanding the complex processes that lead to the educational marginalization of children through differential access to teacher quality 
  • Presents research on promising efforts to ensure greater access of marginalized children to qualified teachers 
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This book draws on case studies from India, Mexico, and Tanzania to examine the complex processes that lead to the educational marginalization of children through differential access to teacher quality. Growing evidence indicates that access to good teachers can boost the academic success of disadvantaged children and narrow achievement gaps between more and less privileged students. Yet in many countries, stronger teachers are concentrated in the classrooms of more advantaged children. Using a teacher labor markets framework, the authors explore the actions of those who employ teachers the demand side and teachers themselves the supply side. Examining key junctures in the teacher career pipeline, from recruitment and training to retention and transfer,  the authors find that the actions of the demand side often clash with teachers’ preferences to live and work in satisfactory environments or to be close to home and family. Too often, the misalignment of the demand and supply sides places marginalized children at a profound educational disadvantage.  

About the authors

Thomas F. Luschei is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Urban Leadership PhD Program at the School of Educational Studies of Claremont Graduate University, USA. His research interests include international and comparative education, the economics of education, teacher labor markets and teacher quality, educational equity, and teacher-related policies in Latin America and the United States.

Amita Chudgar is Associate Professor of Education Policy in the College of Education at Michigan State University, USA. Her scholarship is driven by an interest in ensuring that children and adults in resource-constrained environments have equal access to high-quality learning opportunities irrespective of their backgrounds.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57925-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teacher Distribution in Developing Countries
Book Subtitle
Teachers of Marginalized Students in India, Mexico, and Tanzania
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57926-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57926-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57925-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 136
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