A human capital framework for a stronger teacher workforce

Citation

Nordstrum, L. (2013). A human capital framework for a stronger teacher workforce. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Abstract

Building a stronger teacher workforce requires the thoughtful orchestration of multiple processes working together in a human capital system. This white paper presents a framework that can be used to take stock of current efforts to enhance the teacher workforce in school districts or educational organizations, as well as their underlying theories of how the teacher workforce improves over time. The paper refines and provides evidentiary support for a human capital system framework composed of four subsystems that ideally work together to build a stronger teacher workforce.