ERIC Number: ED495822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
The Workplace Matters: Teacher Quality, Retention, and Effectiveness. Working Paper
Johnson, Susan Moore
National Education Association Research Department
This report describes workplace conditions that support effective instruction and professional growth according to recent research. Key workplace conditions include: fair teaching assignments; opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues; extra induction support, ongoing professional development, and expanded career opportunities; support for working with students, curricular support for high standards, adequate and safe facilities, and a supportive school leadership. The report emphasizes the influence of substandard workplace conditions on the high rates at which teachers--especially new teachers--leave their schools or quit the profession altogether. It suggests greater numbers of talented teachers can be retained through improvements in workplace conditions, particularly at hard-to-staff schools. A list of additional research resources is appended.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Employment Opportunities, Teacher Effectiveness, Principals, Facilities Management, Faculty Mobility, Work Environment, Faculty Development, Labor Turnover, School Administration, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Placement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Persistence
National Education Association Research Department. 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-229-4200; Fax: 770-280-4134; Web site: http://www.nea.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.
IES Cited: ED565674