ERIC Number: EJ665621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Teacher Shortage: Myth or Reality?
Ingersoll, Richard M.
Educational Horizons, v81 n3 p146-52 Spr 2003
Schools and Staffing Survey and Teacher Followup Survey data on public school teachers from 1987-2000 show that 40-50% of beginning teachers leave after 5 years. Turnover is higher in high-poverty and urban schools. Almost half leave due to job dissatisfaction (low salaries, lack of support and input, discipline) or pursuit of better jobs/careers. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)