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IERC Publication: Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation (2016)

Stephanie A. Bernoteit, Johnna C. Darragh Ernst, and Nancy I. Latham (Eds)

Voices from the Field: Collaborative Innovations in Early Childhood Educator Preparation is jointly published by the IERC and IBHE, and highlights the accomplished work of many of our state’s two- and four-year faculty to redesign early childhood educator preparation programs to meet regional and state workforce needs.   More

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Other Publication: How the New Teacher Pipeline Affects the Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Academic Composition of Illinois Teaching Corps. Success in High Needs Schools (2015)

White, B. R., DeAngelis, K. J., & Lichtenberger, E. J.

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

IERC Presentation: Research for Impact – Invited Presentation to Division H

Janet K. Holt

This talk focuses on how education policy is influenced by research and other factors and what scholars can do to make their research more impactful. This presentation also highlights research from the Illinois Education Research Council that has been influential in Illinois policy and practice.  More

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IERC Publication: The Geography of the New Teacher Pipeline (2015-1)

Eric J. Lichtenberger, Bradford R. White, and Karen J. DeAngelis

This study examines the geography of the teacher labor markets by tracking the distances between the teacher’s home area and college with the location of their first teaching position. This research is informative for teacher recruitment efforts, as well as for initiatives in Illinois to diversify the teacher pipeline.   More

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IERC Presentation: Leveraging Workforce Credentials as Pathways to Degrees

Stephanie Bernoteit, Nancy Latham, and Brenda Klostermann

This presentation at the College Changes Everything 2016 Conference focused on strategies for engaging faculty, agency personnel, and credentialing advocates to embed industry-recognized credentials in degree programs.  Workforce data, implementation surveys, and program assessments were used to inform a technical assistance project for institutions of higher education.  This presentation also highlighted preliminary results of an IERC study of two- and four-year institutional partnerships to create flexible pathways for degree and credential attainment. Promising practices were highlighted.  More

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IERC Publication: Outmigration and Human Capital: Homeward Bound or Gone for Good? (2014-1)

Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich

The quasi-experimental study compares the Illinois-specific earnings and employment outcomes of outmigrants to those of an observationally equivalent group of students who enrolled at Illinois four-year colleges.  More

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IERC Publication: The Student Has Become the Teacher: Tracking the Racial Diversity and Academic Composition of the Teacher Supply Pipeline (2013-3)

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, and Eric J. Lichtenberger

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

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IERC Presentation: Laboratories of Reform? Human Resource Management Strategies in Illinois Charter Schools

Bradford R. White

Many recent education policy initiatives have zeroed in on human resource (HR) management reforms. Because charter schools are granted additional flexibility in many areas of HR management, and because evidence suggests that many charter schools are exercising this flexibility, the charter school sector presents a promising venue to test this theory of action.  More

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IERC Presentation: Preparing the Illinois Early Childhood Workforce: Lessons from a Study of Institutional Partnership Grants

Stephanie Bernoteit, Christi Chadwick, Brenda Klostermann, Eric Lichtenberger, and Cathy Main

In this implementation study we reveal the barriers to achieving project goals and the catalysts that allowed the 2-year and 4-year institution early childhood education partners to meet their objectives. This research is informative for policy development specific to articulation agreements, current and future early childhood innovation grantees, as well as others attempting to build stronger and more authentic partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.  More

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IERC Presentation: Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation (EPPI) Grant

Brenda Klostermann, Stephanie Bernoteit, and Eric Lichtenberger

College Changes Everything Conference, Tinley Park, IL, July 16, 2015.  More

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