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Document Number: 8801

Closing the Talent Gap: Attracting and Retaining Top-Third Graduatets to Careers in Teaching--An International and Market Research-Based Perspective - Improving teacher effectiveness to lift student achievement has become a major theme in U.S. education. Most efforts focus on improving the effectiveness of teachers already in the classroom or on retaining the best performers and dismissing the least effective. Attracting more young people with stronger academic backgrounds to teaching has received comparatively little attention. This report looks at the experiences of the top-performing systems in the world which recruit, develop and retain the leading academic talent as one of their central education strategies. (Byron Auguste, Paul Kihn and Matt Miller, McKinsey and Company, September 2010)...

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