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ERIC Number: EJ1090201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2325-663X
Stemming the Revolving Door: Teacher Retention and Attrition in Arctic Alaska Schools
Kaden, Ute; Patterson, Philip P.; Healy, Joanne; Adams, Barbara L.
Global Education Review, v3 n1 p129-147 2016
Limited research is available concerning teacher retention and teacher attrition in Arctic Alaska. This paper reports survey research findings, which identify factors related to teacher retention and attrition in Alaskan Arctic Native communities. Teacher retention rates (2009-2013) vary widely over time showing no significant trends. Results confirm that teacher turnover in rural districts is higher than in urban school districts. The authors recognize that teacher retention and attrition are multidimensional issues recommending that better communication patterns and shared responsibilities between rural school districts, local administrators, teachers, community members, and university-based teacher preparation programs be established.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1203132