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ERIC Number: EJ819915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Teacher Retention: What Role Does Professional Development School Preparation Play?
Reynolds, Anne; Wang, Lei
New Educator, v1 n3 p205-229 Jul 2005
What role does Professional Development School preparation play in teacher retention? We surveyed PDS and non-PDS graduates of five school-university partnerships to investigate preparation for teaching, employment, proficiency, efficacy, and participation in professional activities. Retention rates were 79% or above, with higher PDS than non-PDS rates at two sites. Most graduates felt prepared, proficient, and effective. PDS graduates had significantly higher self and principal ratings at one site. We conclude that PDS programs have the potential to offer a valuable model for preparing teachers who will remain in the profession, but the quality of the PDS program is paramount. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A