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ERIC Number: EJ1086900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Happiness in the Classroom: Strategies for Teacher Retention and Development
De Stercke, Joachim; Goyette, Nancy; Robertson, Jean E.
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v45 n4 p421-427 Dec 2015
This Viewpoint proposes a new perspective on why so many teachers leave the profession after only a very short time. While existing studies have largely focused on employment and working conditions, this essay argues that happiness is key to keeping new teachers in the workplace. Juxtaposing two fields that have heretofore been oblivious of one another (positive psychology; and teacher retention and development), it offers a pragmatic look at 10 strategies that might help to keep beginning teachers in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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