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ERIC Number: ED012709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TEACHER TURNOVER STUDY.
ALEXANDER, S. KERN; AND OTHERS
VIA QUESTIONNAIRE TO 200 SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS IN KENTUCKY, 2,004 TEACHERS WHO HAD RESIGNED THEIR POSITIONS DURING THE 1964-66 PERIOD WERE IDENTIFIED (7 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S FULL-TIME CERTIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF). ON THE BASIS OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM 780 (39 PERCENT) OF THESE TEACHERS, IT WAS FOUND THAT ECONOMIC FACTORS WERE THE PRIMARY REASONS FOR RESIGNATION. MOVES WERE MADE TO HIGHER-PAYING POSITIONS IN LARGER SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE STATE OR TO OUT-OF-STATE POSITIONS. ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS AND DISSATISFACTION WITH WORKING CONDITIONS WERE ALSO PROMINENT AS REASONS FOR CHANGING POSITIONS. THE TYPICAL "TURNOVER" TEACHER HOLDS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE, HAS HAD 3 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN HER FIELD OF PREPARATION, AND IS A 27-YEAR-OLD MARRIED WOMAN WITH ONE CHILD. EIGHT EARLIER STUDIES OF TEACHER TURNOVER IN VARIOUS STATES AND IN THE NATION ARE REVIEWED. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers: KENTUCKY; Kentucky (Frankfort)