An audio broadcast of our recent seminar International Teachers in California Schools by Lora Bartlett, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California – Santa Cruz is now available for download.
Increasing the percentage of highly qualified teachers in public schools is a priority for California. In this seminar, Bartlett highlights the role overseas trained teachers have played in addressing this goal. She presents data on the number and distribution of overseas trained K-12 teachers in California public schools, highlighting their concentration in high poverty districts and schools. She also examines the implications of different definitions of teacher qualification, and traces connections between education and immigration policy.