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ERIC Number: ED546248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 100
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2676-2416-1
Why Do Good Teachers Stay in High Poverty Schools?
Laffoon, John
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas
This dissertation contributes to the research and discussion of high rates of teacher attrition and migration from our nation's high poverty schools. This study examines a select group of suburban teachers who work in high poverty schools within one of Kansas's wealthiest and often rewarded school districts in order to better understand why they stay in high poverty teaching positions. This understanding is acquired by investigating the beliefs and values of teachers who have stayed in high poverty schools for 5 consecutive years or more. Additionally, these teachers have the penalty free option to transfer within their district to schools with low poverty student populations. The school district has been awarded on multiple occasions for organizational and educational functioning yet, their high poverty schools continue to account for over 40% of the transfer requests each year. Qualitatively exploring the beliefs and values of select quality teachers who stay provides insights into their perceptions and reactions to work place conditions and other human affective aspects of their own personal job satisfaction. [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: Kansas