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ERIC Number: ED518066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-0476-8
African American Teachers' Perspectives on Effectively Supporting and Sustaining Their Employment in Suburban School Districts
Bradley, Orathia T.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Immaculata College
This qualitative study explored African American teachers' perceived levels of support with regard to mentoring, internal supports, external supports, and other contributing variables to determine the extent to which they fostered sustained employment in suburban school districts . The research data included input from 61 African American teacher respondents from seven suburban school districts in southeastern Pennsylvania. The data was elicited through the use of a 76-item survey instrument, open ended response questions, and personal interviews. It determined that African American teachers benefited from mentoring and specific internal and external support systems. Data analysis from this study provided specific strategies that schools can employ to cultivate improved working conditions and relationships and foster sustainment of African American teacher in suburban schools. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania