Lankford et al 2014 Who enterest teacher? Encouraging evidence that the status of teaching is improving
Lankford, H., Loeb, S., McEachin, A., Miller, L. C., & Wyckoff, J. (2014). Who enterest teacher? Encouraging evidence that the status of teaching is improving. Educational Researcher, 43(9), 444-453.
Summary: This quantitative study looked at large scale data for the state of New York. They found that contrary to previous trends, those entering teaching from 1999 - 2010 had higher SAT scores than in previous years. They also found an increase in the amount of minorities pursuing teaching as a profession. The results are promising and the researchers are suggesting that the status of teaching as a profession as compared to an occupation may be improving.