About this episode
If you have not experienced or heard of our current challenges related to our teacher force, you are either lucky or not paying attention. It’s a significant challenge now and promises to be only more so in the future. In this Leader Chat Jeff engages Dr. Richard Ingersoll who is a leading expert on America’s elementary and secondary teaching force, and a professor in education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Likely, we could not have found a better leader to talk with on this subject. The good news is that leaders can make a difference in dealing with this challenge as Ingersoll points out. We know we have avid and first-time listeners. If you are either and have not rated us or left comments for us, PLEASE do so. We want to know what you think! Listen, learn, and enjoy!
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Dr. Richard Ingersoll, a former high school teacher, is Professor of Education and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a leading expert on America’s elementary and secondary teaching force. Dr. Ingersoll’s research focuses on teaching as a job, teachers as employees, and schools as workplaces—from a teacher’s pre-employment training through their last day in the classroom. Dr. Ingersoll is widely published, nationally recognized, frequently quoted in the media, has received numerous awards for his teaching, research and writing, and has given hundreds of keynote addresses, speeches and presentations to diverse audiences, including teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and policy makers at the national, state, and local levels.