ERIC Number: ED491742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia p38-44 Feb-Mar 2005
Nearly half of all new teachers leave the job within five years. What is killing their spirit? How can they be convinced to stay? This article attempts to answer such questions in presenting one person's account of why she left the teaching profession. Statistical data relating to teacher employment and turnover; reasons for leaving among public-school teachers who changed jobs; reasons for leaving among public-school teachers who left teaching; and reduction in attrition of first-year teachers based on level of teacher preparation are also provided. (Contains 7 graphs.)
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Labor Turnover, Teacher Employment, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation, San Rafael, CA.