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New Teaching Textbook Chapter from Profs. Papay and Kraft

August 14, 2017

Brown Education Professors John Papay and Matthew Kraft have a chapter in the newly released Harvard Education Press textbook, Teaching in Context: The Social Side of Education Reform. Papay's and Kraft's chapter, "Developing Workplaces Where Teachers Stay, Improve, 15 and Succeed: Recent Evidence on the Importance of School Climate for Teacher Success," is built from their classroom experiences and their Brown-based research. Papay's teaching and research focuses on teacher policy, the economics of education, and teacher labor markets, and his past publications have examined teacher value-added models, teacher evaluation, high-stakes testing, teacher compensation, and program evaluation methodology. In addition to his teachings on the economics of education and education policy analysis, Kraft focuses on teacher effectiveness and organizational change in K-12 urban public schools, and his past publications have examined topics such as teacher coaching, teacher layoffs, teacher-parent communication, teacher professional growth, school working conditions, and extended learning time.