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ERIC Number: ED264190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-4
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Professional Identity and Job-Leaving Inclination in Oklahoma.
McKinley, Kenneth H.; Meritt, Mary
A report is presented of a study made to identify those primary variables which account for the inclination of Oklahoma classroom teachers to leave the profession permanently. The survey questionnaire addressed the major intrinsic and extrinsic reasons why teachers leave the profession. A sample was chosen from 213 independent and dependent school districts. The study provides data which clearly indicate that classroom teachers who leave teaching do so for a multiplicity of intrinsic reasons. Four major reasons were given: (1) low salaries; (2) inadequate public financial support of the total education enterprise; (3) lack of public recognition of the teaching profession; and (4) not enough time to teach--too much time is spent on classroom discipline and interruptions. The major extrinsic reasons for leaving included: (2) movement out of the state; (2) employment in the noneducation sector; and (3) a return to "homemaking" full-time. Appended to the report are the Oklahoma Teacher Mobility Questionnaire and the interview questionnaire submitted to deans of education. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma