Assignment 7: Teacher Workforce (State of Mississippi)
After reviewing the provided course topic material the candidate will discussing the following questions with support from 5 scholarly references.
It will be organized as follows with the subtitles and content description provided:
Introduction: This brief section will be an overview of the topic
Teacher Performance: This section will discuss how your district evaluates teacher performance and how do those evaluations affect their salaries and tenure possibilities? How are teachers who don’t teach subjects included in your state’s standardized tests evaluated?
Teacher Training Programs: This section will discuss if your district works with alternative teacher training programs as for example, Teach for America? If so, what schools are those teachers assigned to, how does their performance compare to teachers with traditional backgrounds, and how long do the teachers with alternative certification stay with the district?
University Support: This section will discuss how many of the teachers in your district are graduates of the education departments of the colleges and universities in your region? How do principals and other administrators in your district regard the education departments of those universities? Are these university education departments changing their admission criteria or any other aspect of their programs?
Teacher Turnover: This section will discuss that although budget cuts due to the economic crisis have limited school district’s ability to hire in recent years, teacher turnover does continue to be a persistent issue. What the average age of teachers in your district, how many are likely to retire in the next few years, and on average how many teachers does your district hire per year?
Teacher Unions: This section will discuss how the relationships are between the school districts in your area and the teacher’s unions for your district? On which policies do they disagree or agree?
References: 5 scholarly references minimum