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ERIC Number: EJ809609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
Beginning English Teacher Attrition, Mobility, and Retention
Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L.; Scherff, Lisa
Journal of Experimental Education, v77 n1 p21-53 Fall 2008
Although much research on teacher attrition and mobility exists, few researchers have addressed English teachers specifically. The present authors, using the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS; National Center for Education Statistics, 2005) examined individual and school characteristics and mentoring and induction activities that affect beginning English teachers' attrition, mobility, and retention. The results indicated that only salary was statistically significantly related to increased odds of beginning English teachers' leaving the profession. No factors related to decreased attrition. In terms of mobility, no teacher or school characteristics were associated with migration (i.e., changing schools). Reviewing combined effects of mentoring and induction activities when controlling for teacher and school characteristics, the authors found that the results suggested none of the activities were related to attrition and migration. (Contains 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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