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ERIC Number: ED548017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 100
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-5361-7
A Longitudinal Investigation of Factors That Influence Teacher Retention at Schools in Selected Areas in North Carolina
Jackson, Walter Turner, III
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, South Carolina State University
Rural schools, have the hardest time retaining qualified teachers. As a result, under-qualified teachers or those with emergency licenses work disproportionately in high-poverty and urban schools (U.S. Department of Education, 1998) Students in high-poverty schools are less likely to be taught by a qualified teacher (Ingersoll, 1999); they may be under-prepared for higher education. Retention of Teachers (2000) pointed out that, although poverty is not a problem unique to racially and ethnically diverse population in this country, almost half of the children from racially., ethnically, and linguistically diverse families in the U.S. are poor. Therefore my goal was to provide researchers and policymakers with a review of the research relating to teacher retention that is comprehensive, evaluative and up to date. Thus my review of the empirical studies selected for discussion is intended to serve not only as a compendium of available research on the topic of teacher retention but as a guide to merit and importance of this study. This study is structured as follows. The next section presents a conceptual framework that outlines the factors influencing retention. Following that I describe my methodology for selecting and evaluating research for review of the literature base on the research questions and final section presents my conclusions and suggestions for future research. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina