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ERIC Number: EJ926193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Exploring Why Career Changers Leave Teaching
Cuddapah, Jennifer L.; Beaty-O'Ferrall, Mary Ellen; Masci, Frank J.; Hetrick, Monica
New Educator, v7 n2 p114-130 2011
Survey data were used to explore the current teaching status and reasons for leaving or considering leaving teaching for 154 career changers who all graduated from a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program over a 9-year time period. Respondents provided information about reasons for leaving teaching, indicating personal/family, career, and school satisfaction reasons influenced their decisions. Their reasons are discussed in light of the broader retention and attrition literature and also are linked to implications for practice with those preparing and working with new teachers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A