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Stay a little longer? Teacher turnover, seniority and quality in French disadvantaged schools

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 09 October 2019

Teacher and pupils at Deptford Green School

In this seminar, Asma Benhenda examines the impact of a centralised incentive scheme, designed to attract and retain teachers in French disadvantaged schools.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Cost

Free

Organiser

Dingeman Wiertz

Location

Room G02
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
55-59 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0NU

Against a background of growing concerns about teacher retention and quality, a centralised scheme in France is providing non-financial and "career-path oriented" incentives for teachers. In this Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seminar, Benhenda analyses the impact the scheme is having on teacher turnover, seniority and quality in disadvantaged schools.  

In her study, Benhenda has examined administrative data on secondary school teachers. It appears that the scheme is having a significant positive effect on the number of consecutive years teachers stay in disadvantaged schools. Yet the scheme also seems to have a negative effect on the quality of teachers moving to these schools. Moreover, there is no evidence that the scheme affects student achievement. 

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About the Speaker

Asma Benhenda

Research Associate in Quantitative Social Science at UCL

Asma recently completed her PhD at the Paris School of Economics. Her research centres around education and labour economics.

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