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ERIC Number: EJ1142615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
A Descriptive Study of Factors Influencing the Retention of Secondary Agriculture Teachers
Elliott, Kevin S.; Dainty, Julie D.; Jones, Jon
Career and Technical Education Research, v42 n1 p3-20 May 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify specific factors affecting the retention of secondary agriculture teachers. The six factors data were collected on included educational preparation, teacher commitment, first year teaching experience, skills and abilities, social integration, and institutional factors. Participants in this study perceived factors contributing to educational preparation as "good" with no exceptional ratings. Respondents "agreed" with the nine items pertaining to teacher commitment and all 21 items within the skills and abilities category. Gaining student respect was rated as an extremely important part of social integration in their teaching career. Although participants agreed with five of the six items in the first year teaching experience, they were undecided in their confidence in curriculum development. Twenty-six of the 30 items within the institutional factors were rated as very important with administrative support for program development ranking the highest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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