ERIC Number: ED308590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
New Roles for Teachers--Can They Improve Retention in the Teaching Profession? With Coordinating Board Recommendations.
Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
This paper describes survey results on the attitudes of Minnesota teachers toward their careers in general as well as data on the attitudes of teachers and principals toward alternative teaching roles being discussed nationally. This report also reviews survey data on the attitudes of teachers and principals toward the value and implementation of the career teaching role and analyzes the potential of a loan forgiveness program for career teachers as a strategy to improve student learning and the attractiveness of teaching careers. Based on survey results, a majority of Minnesota teachers believe that another teaching or administrator role in education could provide more satisfaction than their current teaching jobs. No one alternative teaching role emerged as a clear favorite of teachers. Based on the study, it was recommended that the state not establish a loan forgiveness program for career teachers under the Minnesota Improved Learning Law. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota