Responses to Changing Urban Systems: An Analysis of Public Education

  • B. Anderson
  • J. Mark
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)


Some years ago, Howard Becker (1952) studied the career of the Chicago public school teacher. In this study, Becker found that teachers seemed to leave teaching at high rates, and that those who remained tended to move from inner city locations towards the outer suburbs. In an era when the number of both schools and students were expanding, these career patterns had the effect of producing a school system with a large pool of young, comparatively inexperienced and low cost teachers at one extreme, and another large pool of older, more experienced “career” teachers at the other.


School District School System Student Achievement Career Pattern Outer Fringe 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Anderson
    • 1
  • J. Mark
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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