ERIC Number: EJ901133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Good Help Is Hard to Find: A Study in Retention and Motivation
Norman, Scott W.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v13 n3 p7-12 Sep 2010
This case study confronts the issues of staff motivation and teacher retention that face administrators in low-paying and/or low-performing small school settings when teacher pay is low and morale is lower, especially in communities having a lower economic base. It will present not only opportunities to try to keep good teachers but also opportunities to motivate and inspire them to a level of success that will turn school performance around and raise student achievement scores. It may be used in an introductory course in critical issues in leadership, especially in the areas of distributed leadership and team building methods.
Descriptors: Small Schools, Teacher Persistence, Case Studies, Teacher Motivation, Instructional Leadership, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Vignettes, Educational Administration, Underachievement, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Instructional Design, Disadvantaged Schools, Administrator Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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