ERIC Number: ED359653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Educators in Retirement: A Reflection on the Merits of a Sustaining Relationship.
Findings of a study that examined retired educators' attitudes toward their retirement are examined in this paper. A survey of 260 educators--of whom three/fourths were K-12 teachers and one-fourth were school administrators--in four California counties elicited a 52 percent return rate. Findings indicate that retired educators were not inclined to complain about their circumstances. However, many respondents perceived that their former employing organizations did not regard and respect them. Retirement is also compared to the process involved in suffering a major loss. It is recommended that districts provide expanded preretirement orientations, recognize service and express appreciation in a well-planned and executed ceremony, make efforts to maintain contact with retirees, and utilize the energy and talents of retirees. Five tables are included. (Contains 33 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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