ERIC Number: ED270392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Former Teachers in America. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
A national survey of teacher attrition was conducted by means of interviews with a sample of former teachers who left public schools within the last five years to work in other occupations. Graphs and charts accompanied by narrative discussion are presented, covering the following topics: (1) profile of former teachers compared to current teachers; (2) why teachers leave; (3) teaching and job stress; (4) where teachers go; (5) former teachers look back; (6) possible steps to retain good teachers; (7) attracting good people into teaching; and (8) preparing the next generation of teachers. Two appendixes provide (1) a detailed description of the survey methodology and (2) the survey questionnaire with marginal frequencies. (JD)
Descriptors: Career Change, Faculty Mobility, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation)
The American Teachers Survey, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.