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ERIC Number: EJ1135485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Revisiting Influencing Factors of SPED Teacher Attrition & Retention: A Review of the Literature
Theoharis, Raschelle; Fitzpatrick, Michael
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p159-167 Fall 2013
Evidence continually reports that special education (SPED) teachers stay in the field three-to-five academic school years before leaving the profession. A systematic review of historical-to-current literature revealed that personal, employment, and external factors were the three most prevalent variables that influenced attrition and retention (A&R) rates of SPED teachers. Although A&R has significant implications for student learning outcomes, the focus of this article is on analyzing these casual factors in an attempt to revisit and revitalize this important issue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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