ERIC Number: ED223398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Profile of Rural Utah Teachers Leaving the Teaching Profession.
Allred, Wallace E.; Smith, Ralph B.
Profiles of teachers from 30 rural and 10 urban Utah school districts who left the teaching profession were gathered via school district superintendents who were asked to identify teachers who left the profession during the school year and those who left the profession following the close of school. For those who left during the school year, data were obtained from district records. For those who completed the year, data were obtained from the teachers via a survey questionnaire. Although 5 rural school districts reported no turnover, general profiles revealed an approximate 19% rural teacher turnover rate as compared to a less than 9% urban teacher turnover rate. Salary was the most frequent reason for leaving following the school year and maternity the most frequent reason for leaving during the school year. The ratio of men to women resignations in rural districts approximated the men to women turnover ratios for the whole state. Positions most frequently vacated were in the elementary grades (1-3). (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Utah State Board of Education (Provo, UT, June 1982).