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ERIC Number: ED554708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 159
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-5454-9
Combating Teacher Turnover: Development of a Consultation Program for School Psychologists to Assist in the Retention of Novice Teachers
Amachi, Chikwere
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
I will examine the literature and present the reasons teachers, especially novice teachers, leave the profession and or schools at an alarming rate. Though the educational literature touts viable ways to combat turnover and increase retention there are still deficits to be addressed. School psychologists have the skill set to address these deficits. As consultants school psychologists can facilitate several human resource strategies to increase retention. I will integrate the best education and organizational practices in order to create a consultation program that school psychologists can implement to increase the retention of novice teachers. The consultation program will consist of individual and group work. The school psychologist will provide yearlong individual consultative services. Individual work will focus on supporting (pragmatically and emotionally) and developing novice teachers' skills (reflective inquiry, effective and appropriate classroom instruction, behavior management). In addition novice teachers will spend two years in a consultation group. The school psychologist will facilitate this group dedicated to furthering collegial collaboration and the sharing of best practices, along with reflective inquiry. [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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