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IES Predoctoral Program Seminar: Dr. Daphna Bassok

Add to Calendar Icon 2023-02-10 12:30 2023-02-10 13:30 15 Penn GSE Event: IES Predoctoral Program Seminar: Dr. Daphna Bassok Dr. Daphna Bassok, Batten Bicentennial Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Virginia, presents Reducing Teacher Turnover in Early Childhood Education Settings: Lessons from Research Policy Partnerships as part of the IES Predoctoral Program weekly seminar series.
Annenberg Room 111 (3620 Walnut St.) and on Zoom (email for Zoom details)
Brooks Bowden DD/MM/YYYY
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Annenberg Room 111 (3620 Walnut St.) and on Zoom (email for Zoom details)

This virtual event will be recorded.

Dr. Daphna Bassok

The University of Pennsylvania Predoctoral Training Program in Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Field-based Research in Education, sponsored by the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), welcomes Dr. Daphna Bassok to our weekly seminar series.

Reducing Teacher Turnover in Early Childhood Education Settings: Lessons from Research Policy Partnerships
Presented by Dr. Daphna Bassok, Batten Bicentennial Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Virginia

Turnover is much higher among childhood early educators than in K-12, and staffing problems in early childhood settings have become even more pronounced during COVID-19. There is growing interest, both at the state and federal levels, in strategies to recruit and retain early educators. In particular, many states are considering strategies involving improving teacher compensation. In 2019, using funding from a federal Preschool Development Grant, Virginia piloted the Teacher Recognition Program, which offered early educators up to $1,500 if they remained teaching at their sites over an 8-month period. As part of a research-policy partnership, we conducted the first randomized controlled trial testing the impacts of financial incentives on teacher turnover in ECE settings. Early educators in the Teacher Recognition Program were 11 percentage points more likely to still be teaching at their sites by the end of the 8-month period. I will discuss findings from this initial study as well as the role of partnered research in informing compensation policies for Virginia’s early educators.

More information
The IES Predoctoral Program’s weekly seminar series connects program fellows and affiliates to scholars and practitioners who engage in educational research and the development of research methods.

Seminars are likely of greatest interest to doctoral students and faculty but are open to all members of the Penn community. If you are interested in attending virtually, please email Dr. Brooks Bowden for Zoom information.


Event Contact

Brooks Bowden
bbowden@upenn.edu