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ERIC Number: ED454228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 10
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Teacher Supply in Hong Kong: Educational Qualifications and Growth.
Chung, Yue-ping; Hung, Fan-sing
This paper explores Hong Kong secondary teacher supply patterns related to teacher retention using data collected from 1991-99. Secondary teachers are classified into five categories by initial educational qualifications: registered Graduate Master (trained GM), who are university graduates with majors in a subject discipline; permitted Graduate Master (untrained GM), who are university graduates with no preservice teacher training; Certificate Master, who are teachers trained through a sub-degree teacher training program (sub-degree CM); Bachelor of Education trained teachers (B.Ed trained GM); and untrained and non-degree teachers permitted to teach under special circumstances. The 2,068 participating teachers, who began teaching in 1991, were followed over the years. About half of the teachers were females, 66 percent were untrained GM teachers, and 61 percent were teaching within their major or minor field. By 1999, only 1,139 were still teaching. Retention was influenced by type of initial training, major teaching area, whether major teaching area matched with subject of study, participation in on-the-job training within the first 3 years, and promotion within 6 years. Sub-degree trained CM teachers and trained GM teachers had a much greater probability of retention. Teacher promotion was significantly and positively positively related to teacher retention. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong