ERIC Number: EJ872423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Why Are Young Teachers Refusing to Teach School?
Igonina, M. V.
Russian Education and Society, v51 n11 p10-19 Nov 2009
It has become common to hear that "young teachers are the hope and foundation of the schools. The future is in their hands." There is good reason for these expectations: young people have a long professional life ahead of them. However, the pedagogical professions are not that popular. Many graduates of higher pedagogical educational institutions are not planning to teach in the schools. Half of them plan to go into another sector that pays more. The increasing demands being put on teachers in Russia are making it more difficult to recruit and retain young teachers. To remedy this situation, a better support system and set of working conditions need to be put in place. It is essential to provide psychological and pedagogical assistance for the young specialist, to create the favorable conditions necessary for the adaptation and successful professional activity of beginning teachers. The author presents some factors that should be considered essential in creating the condition necessary for the development of the beginning teacher.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mentors, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Social Influences, Skill Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Student Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment), Faculty Development, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Persistence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Russia