ERIC Number: ED442189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Retention and Attrition of Pacific School Teachers and Administrators (RAPSTA) Study: Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). 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 the Republic of the Marshall Islands. These risk factors might also play a role in teachers' and school administrators' absenteeism, attrition, and stress burnout. In the Marshall Islands, 74 teacher and 18 administrator surveys were returned. Absenteeism among teachers and administrators appears to be a problem. Teachers cite funerals, personal illness, and training leave, and administrators cite educational leave, meetings, and workshops as reasons for their absenteeism. Twenty-seven percent of teachers plan to leave within 2 years, citing low salaries, stress, and lack of support from school administration and central offices as reasons. Administrators cite stress, students' bad attitudes, lack of supplies and materials, and retirement. 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: Marshall Islands