ERIC Number: ED442187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: Kosrae State, Federated States of Micronesia. Research Series.
Research and Development Cadre, Honolulu, HI.; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) works with 10 American-affiliated Pacific entities: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap), Guam, Hawaii, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. The survey raises awareness of the risk factors affecting educators in the Pacific entities and provides insight necessary to redress the concerns of students, policymakers, and educators around the region. The study identified risk factors affecting educators in Kosrae State. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition, and stress burnout. In Kosrae State, 144 teacher surveys and 12 administrator surveys were returned. Absenteeism among teachers and administrators does not appear to be a problem; however, absenteeism among administrators was one of the highest among Pacific entities. Administrators cited workshops, training, illness, funerals, and leave as reasons for their absenteeism. Approximately 28 percent of teachers reported that they may leave teaching within 2 years, citing low salaries, no school support, not enough materials and supplies, poor working conditions, and too much stress. Appendixes contain teacher and administrator questionnaires. (Contains 17 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research and Development Cadre, Honolulu, HI.; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Federated States of Micronesia