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ERIC Number: EJ1167438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Rethinking Teacher Turnover: Longitudinal Measures of Instability in Schools
Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Jabbar, Huriya; Germain, Emily; Dinning, John
Educational Researcher, v47 n1 p62-75 Jan-Feb 2018
While there is a robust literature examining the patterns and causes of teacher turnover, few articles to date have critically examined the measures of turnover used in these studies. Yet, an assessment of the way turnover is measured is important, as the measures become the means by which the "problem" of turnover becomes defined and its varying dimensions understood. In this conceptual essay, we outline a typology of teacher turnover measures, discussing both measures used in existing teacher turnover literature as well as new measures that we have developed. We illustrate each of the measures using 10 years of administrative data from Texas. We discuss how the measures can help illuminate different ways in which staff instability can affect schools and identify schools that suffer from particularly severe staffing issues. We conclude with implications for policymakers and researchers who may seek to apply these measures to future empirical studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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