ERIC Number: ED408708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Characteristics of Stayers, Movers, and Leavers: Results from the Teacher Followup Survey: 1994-95. Schools and Staffing Survey. E.D. Tabs.
Whitener, Summer D.; And Others
The TFS (Teacher Followup Survey is a survey of elementary and secondary school teachers who participated in the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Teacher Questionnaire and is conducted in the school year following the SASS data collection. The sample for the 1994-95 TFS was selected from the 7,200 teachers who participated in the 1993-94 SASS; it consisted of all who left teaching within the year after SASS was administered and a subsample of those who continued teaching. The TFS sought to provide estimates of teacher attrition rates; examine the characteristics of those who stay in the teaching profession and those who leave; obtain data on occupations or other activities for those who leave teaching and career information for those who are still teaching; update information on education, other training, and career plans; and collect data on attitudes about the teaching profession and job satisfaction. Some highlights follow: The attrition rate from the teaching profession between 1993-94 and 1994-95 was 6.6 percent in public schools and 11.9 percent in private schools. Teacher attrition varied by teacher's age. The two main reasons cited by public school teachers for leaving the teaching profession were retirement and pregnancy/child rearing; private school teachers reported that they left to pursue another career or because of a family or personal move. Nineteen tables are included. Appendices contain 15 standard error tables, copies of the Teacher Followup Surveys (for former and for current teachers), and a list of SASS and TFS data products. (LMI)
Descriptors: Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Labor Turnover, Occupational Surveys, Private Schools, Public Schools, Retirement, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Transfer, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc., Baileys Crossroads, VA.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.