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ERIC Number: EJ1044130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1747-5120
Early Career Teacher Attrition: New Thoughts on an Intractable Problem
Gallant, Andrea; Riley, Philip
Teacher Development, v18 n4 p562-580 2014
Early career exit from teaching has reached epidemic proportions and appears intractable. Previous attempts to find solutions are yet to make much of an inroad. The aim of the research was to discover what nine beginning teachers required to remain in the classroom, by adopting a phenomenological approach. The authors identified participants' common experiences through semi-structured interviews and unprompted written narratives. Data were examined for trustworthiness by reference to the literature. Key words from the narratives were synonyms, or broadly synonymous with, "optimism," "arrested development" or "disillusionment." The process of leaving involved "entry," characterised by optimism; "early experiences," characterised by arrested development; "pre-exit," characterised by disillusionment; and "exit."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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