ERIC Number: EJ961173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
A Descriptive Study of the Retention of Secondary Trade and Industrial Teachers in Kansas
Su, Sho-Hsien; Dainty, Julie D.; Sandford, Brian A.; Townsend, Donald; Belcher, Gregory G.
Career and Technical Education Research, v36 n3 p187-205 2011
Teacher retention is an important issue which can influence the delivery of quality education. However, only a few factors have been identified in the area of career and technical education that may influence teacher retention. The purpose of this study was to identify specific factors that may influence the retention of trade and industrial teachers in the state of Kansas. The major findings were as follows: (a) these teachers felt their educational preparation was good except in the area of student organizations, (b) trade and industrial teachers indicated a strong commitment to improving student performance, the reputation of the school, and student engagement, (c) gaining student respect was rated as an extremely important part of social integration into the school, (d) for their first year teaching experience, the respondents agreed with most items except that they were undecided about managing student behaviors effectively and confidence in curriculum development, and (e) teachers mostly agreed with the items that indicated they possessed the needed skills and abilities in their current teaching position.
Descriptors: Trade and Industrial Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Attitudes, Influences, Teacher Education, Student Organizations, Student Improvement, Reputation, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Curriculum Development, Student Behavior, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Skills
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas