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ERIC Number: ED464050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-25
Pages: 11
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Administrative Accountability and the Novice Teacher.
Eggen, Belinda
This paper examines findings from a study that investigated the reasons for high teacher attrition rates in South Carolina public schools. Surveys of 359 former teachers and interviews with respondents indicated that the primary issue in teacher attrition was lack of support for beginning teachers from the building and district level administrator. Support that was desired but not received fell into the areas of supportive environment, financial support, mentoring support, behavior management support, and workload/work role support, all areas over which administrators have some control. Teachers offered recommendations for the school system to support beginning teachers and keep them from leaving, including: continue efforts to incorporate changes to help all teachers succeed and remain in the profession (e.g., increased security, better pay, smaller class size, and mentoring); increase opportunities for communication among all parties involved in the educational process; and give new teachers the opportunity to develop a professional knowledge base and the time needed to act and reflect upon that knowledge. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina