ERIC Number: ED460121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reduce Your Losses: Help New Teachers Become Veteran Teachers.
Bolich, Anjanette M.
This report presents suggestions for retaining beginning teachers. Research indicates that after 5 years, nearly half of new teachers leave teaching in the state where they first taught. Helping new teachers become veterans is an important step in addressing teacher shortages. New teachers tend to leave because of such factors as inadequate preservice preparation; difficult workplace conditions (lack of support and guidance and placement in difficult assignments); and poor salaries and benefits. Southern Regional Education Board states are working to keep new teachers in the classroom by providing quality mentoring or induction programs and by offering financial incentives to recruit and retain new teachers (e.g., scholarships and forgivable loans). This report lists ways that states can keep beginning teachers in the classroom, including: know who is in the pipeline, provide prospective teachers with quality teaching for content and classroom management experiences in teacher preparation programs, provide work conditions that will help beginning teachers succeed, and collect information on the effectiveness of approaches and programs that support beginning teachers. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Shortage, Teaching Conditions
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 (Stock no. 01505: $0.50 plus $2.50 shipping and handling). Tel: 404-875-9211, ext. 236; Web site: http://www.sreb.org. For full text: http://www.sreb.org/main/HigherEd/Teacher Attrition.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.