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ERIC Number: EJ1026505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
A Study of Highly Qualified Science Teachers' Career Trajectory in the Deep, Rural South: Examining a Link between Deprofessionalization and Teacher Dissatisfaction
Hodges, Georgia W.; Tippins, Deborah; Oliver, J. Steve
School Science and Mathematics, v113 n6 p263-274 Oct 2013
Science teacher retention, attrition, and migration continue to perplex educational scholars, political entities, as well as the general public. This study utilized an interpretive methodological design to generate assertions regarding career choice made by highly qualified science teachers in the deep, rural South through analysis of documents, interviews, focus groups, and observation. Generally considered "difficult to staff" because of location, socioeconomics, and demographics, Wilson County High School is an exemplar in science teacher retention and student achievement. Findings presented include how the science department at Wilson County improved student learning outcomes as well as the reasons why two of the highly qualified science teachers at this school were considering leaving the profession they love.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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