Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Recruitment and Retention


Edited by:
Carol R. Rinke, Marist College
Lynnette Mawhinney, University of Illinois at Chicago

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on the Lives of Teachers. Editor(s): Carol R. Rinke, Marist College. Lynnette Mawhinney, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Contemporary Perspectives on the Lives of Teachers: Opportunities and Challenges provides a forum for innovative research related to the lives of teachers around the world. This series seeks to highlight the voices of teachers themselves in constructing their own lives and careers and welcomes multiple methodologies and theoretical perspectives for doing so. Contemporary Perspectives on the Lives of Teachers also seeks pioneering research that identifies, analyzes, and addresses current challenges facing teachers in today’s classrooms nationally and internationally. This series strives to serve as an indispensable voice for the personal and the professional in teaching, synthesizing research that works toward an effective and committed teaching force for today’s schools, students, and the teachers themselves.

Original chapter submissions are invited for the edited book Opportunities and Challenges in Teacher Recruitment and Retention, which highlights the ongoing challenges facing teacher workforce development in the 21st century.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Motivations for entering teaching
- Building a community-centered teacher pipeline
- Recruitment models for high-need fields
- Diversifying the teacher workforce
- Understanding why teachers leave
- Extrinsic models of retention: salary, signing bonuses, and more
- Intrinsic models of retention: autonomy, administration, and community building
- Personal models of retention: making a difference with students

Each chapter should be organized around the following sections: (a) Posing the Opportunity and/or Challenge, (b) Theoretical Framework and Literature Review, (c) Research Method and/or Program Background, (d) Findings and/or Outcomes, (e) Concrete Implications for the Lives of Teachers.

Authors should send a 300-word chapter abstract, CV, and contact information Carol R. Rinke and Lynnette Mawhinney by July 28, 2017. Preliminary acceptance will be granted by August 11, 2017. Full chapter drafts will be due by January 12, 2018, with publication expected by the end of 2018. Chapters should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words, including all text, tables, and references.

Tentative Schedule for Publication:

Abstract submissions due by: July 28, 2017

Preliminary acceptance granted by: August 11, 2017

Full chapter drafts due by: January 12, 2018

Anticipated publication: Winter 2018

Editor Emails:
Carol: CarolRRinke@gmail.com
Lynnette: mawhinnL@tcnj.edu

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