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ERIC Number: EJ910807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Teacher Retention in International Schools: The Key Role of School Leadership
Mancuso, Steven V.; Roberts, Laura; White, George P.
Journal of Research in International Education, v9 n3 p306-323 Dec 2010
The purpose of this study was (1) to track teacher turnover in Near East South Asia (NESA) international schools and (2) to identify correlates of teacher turnover. We received survey responses from 22 school heads and 248 teachers in NESA schools. The average turnover rate was 17 percent from 2006 to 2009, ranging from several schools with no turnover to schools with a turnover rate as high as 60 percent. The most important correlate of turnover was the perception of a supportive head of school. Other correlates included age and satisfaction with salary. Characteristics that defined teachers' perceptions of supportive leadership are closely linked with transformational and distributed leadership. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia