ERIC Number: ED291735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Teacher Attrition: The Uphill Climb to Staff the Nation's Schools. R-3512-CSTP.
Grissmer, David W.; Kirby, Sheila Nataraj
The purpose of this report is to develop a strategy for improving both national and state forecasts of future attrition rates. A theory of teacher attrition is developed that attempts to account for the disparate reasons for attrition, and to explain the patterns of attrition unique to each life cycle and career stage. Existing literature on teacher attrition and present attrition patterns from several states are selectively reviewed for the purpose of testing hypotheses derived from the theory of teacher attrition. Existing data available to support improved attrition models are reviewed, and recommendations are made for better use of these data. Finally, sampling and data collection strategies are identified that will improve the value of data collected in a future national survey. (JD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Projections, Faculty Mobility, Policy Formation, Research Needs, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand
The RAND Corp., 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.