ERIC Number: ED219847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Teacher Mobility at Lincoln High School, 1974-1980 [and] 1981.
The Lincoln High School Renewal Project, funded from 1974 to 1980, sought to find ways of raising the achievement levels of lower-income, low-achieving students in the Dallas Independent School District. As part of the project, this study measured the mobility and experience of teachers at Lincoln High School for each year of the project, and provided a demographic profile of teachers who remained and teachers who left, in hopes of finding a direct relationship between achievement level and teacher mobility. The sample consisted of teachers who had a contract with the Dallas Independent School District and taught at Lincoln High School. Data were extracted from personnel forms, research reports, yearbooks, staff directories, and various other school reports. A second study on the mobility of Lincoln High School teachers was conducted during the 1980-81 school year. The results of the two studies were then compared. Although no direct relationship could be drawn between the achievement level of Lincoln High School students and teacher mobility, one constant variable of significance was found--that Lincoln High School students tended to be low-achieving, low-income students and Lincoln High School teachers tended to be inexperienced and highly mobile. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.