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ERIC Number: EJ969530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Secondary Teacher Resignation in Western Australian: An Anthology of Existences
Fetherston, Tony; Lummis, Geoffrey
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n4 p1-18 Apr 2012
In recent years, Western Australian school have faced a significant increase in the number of secondary school teacher resignations. By analysing qualitative data gathered from interviews of 11 recently resigned secondary teachers, and three senior level administrators, the researchers sought to begin to understand the reasons behind a teacher attrition rate that has increased markedly since 2003. By placing the teachers' experiences within a framework of critical social theory, the paper outlines how collisions with power and the negative discourse encountered by teachers established their subsequent pathway to resignation. In outlining these pathways, we have provided an anthology of their existences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia