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ERIC Number: ED548960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 210
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-3765-8
The Effects of Professional Learning Communities on the Efficacy Level of Novice Teachers: A Mixed Methods Study
Dillard, Heather
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Tennessee State University
School districts across the United States have been plagued with teacher attrition for nearly a decade. While this fact has been well documented, a sustainable solution has yet to be discovered. Many studies have been conducted to determine the causes for teacher attrition yet few address possibilities to aid in teacher retention. In an attempt to find a viable response for school districts to implement, a mixed methods study was utilized to find a connection between participation in a professional learning community and novice teachers' likelihood to remain in the profession. The results of this study revealed that when a novice teacher is placed in a professional learning community, he or she has an increased level of self-efficacy which could cause the individual to be more likely to continue teaching. [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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