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ERIC Number: EJ1000279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
The Effects of Turnover: What We Know about Teacher Attrition
DeAngelis, Karen
School Business Affairs, v78 n11 p14-16 Dec 2012
School business officials are likely to know better than anyone else about the financial costs to districts and schools associated with teacher attrition. Perhaps less well-known, though, is what else has been learned about this issue in recent years--information that may affect how one thinks about teacher turnover. Here is some of that research: (1) Teacher attrition from the profession is no higher now than it was in previous decades; (2) Teacher turnover across schools varies greatly; (3) Many factors affect teachers' decisions to change schools or to leave the profession; (4) The cost of teacher attrition is more than just financial; and (5) Evidence about the effect of induction programs on new teacher turnover is mixed. Taken together, the research to date on teacher attrition provides valuable information that district leaders can use to consider the policies and practices that may be needed to address teacher turnover in their district.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A