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ERIC Number: EJ981405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Modelling Withdrawal and Persistence for Initial Teacher Training: Revising Tinto's Longitudinal Model of Departure
Roberts, Deborah
British Educational Research Journal, v38 n6 p953-975 2012
This paper proposes a theoretical model to explain trainee withdrawal and persistence within higher education (HE) based initial teacher training (ITT). Within ITT, attrition and persistence are under-researched and under-theorised, thus providing the rationale for this study. Within HE more broadly, a number of models have been proposed, most notably the seminal work of Tinto. However Tinto's Longitudinal Model of Departure was postulated for undergraduate academic courses, and has weaknesses in the study of trainees on professional courses, such as ITT. The proposed theoretical model is informed by interview and questionnaire evidence from a new case study of withdrawal and persistence in primary HE-based ITT. In this study, withdrawal and persistence were affected by factors across a range of domains: intra-personal, inter-personal, academic, professional, institutional and external. Tinto's model is evaluated against the empirical findings of the case study, allowing the proposal of a revised model which more effectively explains persistence and attrition in ITT. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom