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ERIC Number: EJ1145460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
What Factors Impact Why Novice Middle School Teachers in a Large Midwestern Urban School District Leave after Their Initial Year of Teaching
Albright, Joyce L.; Safer, L. Arthur; Sims, Paul A.; Tagaris, Angela; Glasgow, Denise; Sekulich, Kim M.; Zaharis, Mary C.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v12 n1 Spr 2017
This research investigated the experiences of new teachers employed in urban school districts and how these novice teachers' perceived school district and school administrators' support required to retain them as well as teacher's perceptions of their pre-service experiences and/or induction programs necessary to prepare them for an urban environment. The three middle schools selected were characterized by high poverty, low academic achievement, and not meeting Average Yearly Progress. The research outcomes revealed that teachers did not feel they were adequately prepared for the urban setting and that they were not provided adequate support. Administrators also acknowledged that novice teachers were not prepared to succeed in an urban school setting since they lacked classroom management skills and strategies; they did not spend enough time in urban schools in their pre-service training; and many had limited or no experience with urban, at-risk students.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Poverty, Low Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, At Risk Students, Phenomenology, Principals, Focus Groups, Teaching Conditions, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A