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ERIC Number: EJ798246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Factors Affecting Satisfaction and Retention of African American and European American Teachers in an Urban School District: Implications for Building and Maintaining Teachers Employed in School Districts across the Nation
Kearney, Janet E.
Education and Urban Society, v40 n5 p613-627 2008
An urban school district developed strategies for recruiting and retaining minority teachers. Examination of data on teachers hired over a 3-year period found the retention rate for African American teachers was slightly higher than that of European American teachers. Teachers with at least 3 years' experience in the district were surveyed as to their satisfaction with various aspects of teaching. There was a significant difference by race on class size: African American teachers were more likely to be satisfied with it. African American men were least likely to be satisfied with salaries, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. High school and middle school teachers were less likely to be satisfied on several aspects of teaching than elementary teachers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A