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ERIC Number: EJ1086716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1443-1475
Teacher Retention in Refugee and Emergency Settings: The State of the Literature
Ring, Hannah Reeves; West, Amy R.
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v14 n3 p106-121 2015
Teacher quality is recognised as a primary driver of variation in student learning outcomes, particularly in refugee and emergency settings, but few studies have examined the factors that motivate or demotivate teachers in these contexts. In this article we use secondary source materials from academic experts and grey literature from United Nations agencies and nongovernmental organisations to identify seven key areas that affect teacher retention in such contexts: teacher recruitment, selection, and deployment; the teaching environment; certification; professional development; incentives; management structures; and status and social recognition. Further, we identify critical gaps in the literature surrounding refugee teachers and their retention and suggest specific areas for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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