This book is the second in "Continuum Empirical Studies in Education" series. Issues concerning the supply of teachers are of perennial concern to both policy-makers and researchers in the world of education. This trenchant and wide-ranging study not only provides major new research findings but also a re-interpretation of extant data. Combining qualitative and (very extensive) quantitative research, Teacher Supply provides a rigorous and iconoclastic treatment of issues relating to the recruitment, quality, training, and retention of teachers throughout the developed world and offers important recommendations for the future. Professor Stephen Gorard, Dr. Beng Huat See and Dr. Emma Smith are all members of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of York. Dr. Patrick White is a member of the Department of Sociology at the University of Leicester.