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ERIC Number: EJ988729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Retaining Teachers: How Preparation Matters
Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; May, Henry
Educational Leadership, v69 n8 p30-34 May 2012
Using data from the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey, the authors studied how various aspects of teacher preparation affect the retention of new teachers--specifically mathematics and science teachers. They found that the preparation of new mathematics and science teachers differs from that of other new teachers in various respects, but factors that had to do with pedagogical training (amount of practice teaching, courses in educational methods and child psychology, and so on) were the only ones that positively affected teacher retention. This finding is a concern for mathematics and science education, write the authors, because mathematics and science teachers tend to receive significantly less pedagogical training than other teachers, and their attrition rates after the first year of teaching are higher. (Contains 2 figures and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
IES Cited: ED550491