ERIC Number: ED044819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Mobility in the Education Profession.
Kowitz, Gerald T.; And Others
A study of teacher mobility during a 2-year period was conducted among 2,245 newly hired teachers in 125 Oklahoma school districts. Study results showed: (1) staff size increased slightly, but the number of primary teachers declined; (2) larger districts hired more new teachers than did smaller ones; (3) in spite of a relatively tight labor market, a high mobility rate persisted, primarily because of young teachers who enter the profession directly from college but leave after a few years. Intensive study of a smaller group of young teachers revealed: (1) higher mobility among women, mobility decreasing with age; (2) higher salaries among the more mobile teachers; (3) no statistical relationship between teacher mobility and the rate at which districts hired new personnel; (4) no age factor in the mobility of men; and (5) marital status was not a factor in mobility. (Author/LLR)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Faculty Mobility, Labor Turnover, Occupational Mobility, Teacher Employment
Oklahoma Public School Research Council 1970, 820 Van Vleet Oval #112, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 ($2.25)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Public School Research Council, Norman.; Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Coll. of Education.