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ERIC Number: EJ1122402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
The Role of Collaboration in Secondary Agriculture Teacher Career Satisfaction and Career Retention
De Lay, Ann M.; Washburn, Shannon G.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v54 n4 p104-120 2013
The teaching profession is not without its share of challenges. Many teachers enter the professional ranks only to immediately search for the nearest exit. Teacher socialization has been shown to improve teachers' professional outlooks, slowing the exodus. In this phenomenological study, nine interviews were conducted with three experienced, mid-career, secondary agriculture teachers. Two questions guided the research: How do experienced secondary agriculture teachers (1) perceive and (2) experience the role of teacher collaboration in their career satisfaction and retention? Findings suggest professional collaboration had a positive impact on teachers' career satisfaction, lessening the impact of challenges related to dissatisfaction and leading to greater retention.
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
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