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Longitudinal Career Histories of Public School Teachers from Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina, 1972-1986 (ICPSR 9320) RSS

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Summary:

The purpose of this data collection was to identify the patterns by which teachers become certified, enter teaching, leave teaching, and return to teaching and to identify the extent to which these patterns are related to race, sex, age, subject specialty, test scores, salary, and district characteristics. Variables include information on career histories, NTE scores, subject area training and specialization, individual salary data, school district demographics, teacher certification and entry into the system, attrition, career interruption, and interdistrict mobility.

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  North Carolina Teachers - Download All Files (20.5 MB)
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DS2:  North Carolina District - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
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DS3:  Michigan Teachers - Download All Files (14.6 MB)
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DS4:  Michigan District - Download All Files (3.6 MB)
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DS5:  Colorado Teachers - Download All Files (1 MB)
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DS6:  Colorado District - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Murnane, Richard J. LONGITUDINAL CAREER HISTORIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FROM COLORADO, MICHIGAN, AND NORTH CAROLINA, 1972-1986. Cambridge, MA: Richard J. Murnane, Harvard University [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09320.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SPA-855 4462)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   career change, career choice, career history, demographic characteristics, educational populations, public schools, school districts, teacher certification, teacher qualifications, teacher salaries, teaching (occupation), test scores

Geographic Coverage:   Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina

Time Period:  

  • 1972--1986

Date of Collection:  

  • 1972--1986

Universe:   Public school teachers and districts in North Carolina, Michigan, and Colorado.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Sample:   Stratified sample based on only those teachers whose race was classified as either black or white.

Data Source:

state employment records from the Departments of Education in Michigan, Colorado, and North Carolina

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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