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Sex And Race Differences In Faculty Salaries, Tenure, Rank, And Productivity: Why, On Average, Do Women, African Americans, And Hispanics Have Lower Salaries, Tenure, And Rank?, Michael T. Nettles, Laura W. Perna Nov 1995

Sex And Race Differences In Faculty Salaries, Tenure, Rank, And Productivity: Why, On Average, Do Women, African Americans, And Hispanics Have Lower Salaries, Tenure, And Rank?, Michael T. Nettles, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

This study examined the status and conditions of salaries, tenure, rank attainment, and productivity of men and women college faculty and faculty of each of five racial groups. It is based on a subset of data on 8,114 faculty members drawn from the 1992-93 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. The results, based on descriptive and multivariate analyses, indicate that, even after controlling for experience, education, productivity, and institutional characteristics, women received 11.3 percent lower salaries than men, had lower probabilities than men of being tenured, and were less likely than men to be full professors. While Hispanic and ...


An Agenda For Research On Teachers And Schools: Revisiting Nces' Schools And Staffing Survey, Richard M. Ingersoll Nov 1995

An Agenda For Research On Teachers And Schools: Revisiting Nces' Schools And Staffing Survey, Richard M. Ingersoll

GSE Publications

This paper outlines an agenda of research on teachers and schools utilizing NCES' Schools and Staffing Survey. SASS is an unusual education survey. Unlike most major large-scale nationally representative surveys, SASS does not focus on students, nor on feature measures of student achievement and student outcomes. Instead, SASS focuses on teachers and schools. Indeed, it is probably the largest and most comprehensive survey of teachers in existence. SASS consists of linked surveys of schools, districts, principals, and teachers. It has obtained a wealth of information on teachers-their backgrounds, training, attitudes, behavior-and on schools-their principals, working conditions, contexts, characteristics, processes, and ...


Toward A Theory Of Thematic Curricula: Constructing New Learning Environments For Teachers & Learners, Carole Cook Freeman, Harris Sokoloff Sep 1995

Toward A Theory Of Thematic Curricula: Constructing New Learning Environments For Teachers & Learners, Carole Cook Freeman, Harris Sokoloff

GSE Publications

A theory of thematic curriculum emerged during the development of a unit on pets, entitled Pets & Me. The unit was designed through a school/university partnership for children pre-school to grade 5. Analysis of data collected during the unit's development and field tests supports a dynamic view of curriculum that challenges policy makers to rethink policies that begin from a view of curriculum as a static list of "facts" to be learned or "topics" to be mastered. Reflection on the project led to the differentiation of three distinct constructs: (1) facts and information, (2) topics, and (3) themes. Each ...


Teacher Supply, Teach Qualifications, And Teacher Turnover: 1990-91, Richard Ingersoll, Mei Han, Sharon Bobbitt Jul 1995

Teacher Supply, Teach Qualifications, And Teacher Turnover: 1990-91, Richard Ingersoll, Mei Han, Sharon Bobbitt

GSE Publications

This report is concerned with the supply of and demand for elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States. Over the past decade, teacher supply and demand have been topics of increasing concern, uncertainty, and controversy among education researchers and policymakers. Concern surrounds the question of whether the United States will experience shortages of teachers in the coming years as student enrollments rise and demand for teachers increases. Uncertainty surrounds the factors that lead to shortages in the supply of teachers.Controversy surrounds the problem of how to ensure an adequate quantity of available teachers without sacrificing quality. Until ...