ERIC Number: EJ747980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Urban Secondary Educators' Views of Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Bradley, Kelly D.; Loadman, William E.
NASSP Bulletin, v89 n644 p2-29 2005
This inquiry is directed at understanding the factors related to recruitment and retention of urban secondary teachers. Data were collected via selected response questionnaires from 815 public high school teachers in a large Midwest city. The findings provide implications for urban centers in the U.S. educational system from the classroom teacher's perspective, by identifying the qualities associated with the best teachers and recognizing the incentives and characteristics connected with career satisfaction and successful recruiting techniques. Motivating factors for these teachers are intrinsic more than extrinsic.
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Recruitment, Labor Turnover, Questionnaires, Teacher Effectiveness, Incentives, Teacher Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Urban Education, Teacher Motivation, Public School Teachers, Urban Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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