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ERIC Number: ED017243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF FACULTY DEPARTURES IN FLORIDA PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES, FEBRUARY, 1962 - FEBRUARY, 1964.
COTTINGHAM, W. THOMAS
IN AN EFFORT TO DETERMINE THE REASONS FOR FACULTY DEPARTURES FROM THE WHITE PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES IN FLORIDA DURING A 2-YEAR PERIOD, A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY AND STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS WERE USED. A TOTAL OF 118 TEACHERS LEFT THESE COLLEGES. MORE TEACHERS LEFT FOR GRADUATE STUDY THAN FOR ANY OTHER CAUSE. THE NEXT MOST FREQUENT REASON WAS PROMOTION. THUS, OVER HALF LEFT FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION. DEPARTURE RATE SEEMED CLOSELY RELATED TO THE AGE OF THE COLLEGES, WITH THE HIGHEST RATES IN THE NEW COLLEGES. TEACHERS IN THE MOST CRITICAL SUBJECT AREAS SEEMED TO MOVE FOR PERSONAL CONVENIENCE MORE THAN FOR PROMOTION OR INCREASED COMPENSATION. EXCLUDING GRADUATE SCHOOL AND PROMOTIONS, THE MAIN CAUSES FOR VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE SEEMED TO BE PERSONAL CONVENIENCE OR FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS. ADVANCEMENT WITHIN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION APPEARED TO OFFER A MORE RELIABLE MEANS OF ATTAINING ADDITIONAL INCOME THAN DID LEAVING THE FIELD. STATISTICAL TREATMENT OF DATA COLLECTED IN THIS STUDY AND IN A PREVIOUS SURVEY INDICATED SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHERS WHO STAYED AND THOSE WHO LEFT. THIS PH.D. DISSERTATION IS AVAILABLE AS DOCUMENT NO. 65-5572, FOR $3.00 (MICROFILM) OR $6.80 (XEROGRAPHIC COPY) FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 313 NORTH FIRST STREET, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48107. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: FLORIDA