ERIC Number: ED093652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Mobility of Teachers of Science in Australia 1970-1972.
Rosier, Malcolm J.; Williams, Wendy H.
In 1970 many Australian students, teachers, and schools participated in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Science Project. The aim of the project was to measure the science achievement of students in Australia and 18 other countries, and to examine relationships between this achievement and various student, teacher, and school factors. This report describes a simple follow-up study of the science teachers who participated in the 1970 study by completing questionnaires about their teaching. In 1971 and again in 1972 the IEA schools were asked to indicate which of the participating teachers were still employed at the school, and the destinations of the teachers who had left. In this way, information was gathered on the stability and mobility of science teachers in Australia over a period of two years. Section 1 of the report outlines the samples and administration of the study. Section 2 provides estimates of science teacher mobility for the six Australian states and for different types of schools, and Section 3 presents an analysis of the teachers of science who, during the period under review, did not continue teaching in the schools where they were employed in 1970. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Faculty Mobility, International Programs, Mobility, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Teacher Persistence
Lawrence Verry, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut 96355
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Hawthorn (Australia).; Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia