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ERIC Number: ED539484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of School Facility Quality on Teacher Retention in Urban School Districts
Buckley, Jack; Schneider, Mark; Shang, Yi
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
The attrition of both new and experienced teachers is a great challenge for schools and school administrators throughout the United States, particularly in large urban districts. Because of the importance of this issue, there is a large empirical literature that investigates why teachers quit and how they might be better induced to stay. Here we build upon this literature by suggesting another important factor: the quality of school facilities. We investigate the importance of facility quality using data from a survey of K-12 teachers in Washington, D.C. We find in our sample that facility quality is an important predictor of the decision of teachers to leave their current position. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation; 21st Century School Fund
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
Identifiers - Location: Australia; California; District of Columbia; Illinois; New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A