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ERIC Number: EJ787847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Analysis of Teacher Attrition
Changying, Wang
Chinese Education and Society, v40 n5 p6-10 Sep-Oct 2007
Ever since reform, opening up, and the development of the market economy, teacher attrition has reached an alarming proportion. In Liaoning province, more than 6,300 or 50 percent of the teachers either took early retirement or changed careers between 1979 and 1985. As a result, secondary and elementary schools in some regions have not been able to run classes in the normal way. In institutions of higher learning, a number of outstanding teachers have "jumped into the sea" to start companies and enterprises. Many graduates at normal institutes have also joined the exodus. The exodus of teachers has caused enormous damage to education. The most obvious is the failure of some schools to offer classes in the usual way because of the lack of teachers, and this has gravely affected normal functioning of the schools. Some schools have taken measures, such as rehiring retired teachers or recruiting substitute teachers; but the teachers leaving are often among the best and those coming in are not as good, causing a gradual decline in the overall quality of teachers. The decline in teacher quality means a decline in the quality of education. How can one mobilize the teachers' enthusiasm for their work and prevent attrition? This article provides answer to this question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China