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Ibrahim, Ali; Al-Taneiji, Shaikah – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study bridges a gap in qualitative research on teacher satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates. In line with the two-factor theory, we found that maintenance factors, such as perception of job insecurity, stagnant salaries and perceived heavy teaching loads, had more prominence in explaining teacher dissatisfaction. Motivational factors such…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Job Security
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Naslund, Karlerik; Ponomariov, Branco – Management in Education, 2019
Using data on charter and public school districts in Texas, we test the hypothesis that the labor practices in charter schools, in particular their ability to easily dismiss poorly performing teachers, diminishes the negative effect of teacher turnover on student achievement and graduation rates in comparison to public schools. We find some…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement
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Miller, David Michael – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
This study investigates the role of religious politics in the dismissal of Mason in 1845. Related questions are (a) How volatile an issue was religious sectarianism during the early days of music in the Boston schools? (b) What were the religious backgrounds and convictions of the School Committee members responsible for dismissing Lowell Mason in…
Descriptors: Role of Religion, Politics of Education, Teacher Dismissal, Music Teachers
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Lincove, Jane Arnold; Barrett, Nathan; Strunk, Katharine O. – Educational Researcher, 2018
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Orleans Parish school district fired over 4,000 public school teachers as the city underwent a transition to a market-based system of charter schools. Using administrative data, we examine whether and how these teachers returned to public school employment and teaching. We estimate that school reform and…
Descriptors: Teacher Dismissal, Natural Disasters, School Districts, Public School Teachers
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2018
Deciding under what circumstances teachers are laid off during a reduction in force or dismissed will always be a tightrope. Teachers deserve a fair process and one that respects their contributions to a school district, just as every student deserves competent teachers. This NCTQ Databurst looks at how states approach these two tough issues,…
Descriptors: Job Layoff, Teacher Dismissal, State Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Protopopova, Darya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
A descendant of Chekhov's extended family, Darya Protopopova has always loved all things literary. When she found out that Chekhov was popular with British modernist writers, she decided to do a master's and then a doctorate in English modernism at the University of Oxford. Having completed both, she chose to spread her love for English literary…
Descriptors: Authors, English Literature, English Teachers, Doctoral Degrees
American Association of University Professors, 2018
St. Edward's University is a private, four-year institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church that traces its beginnings to 1877, when the Congregation of Holy Cross, an order of French missionaries, founded St. Edward's Academy on farmland south of Austin, Texas. St. Edward's received its charter as a college in 1885 and as a university…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Educators, College Faculty
UK Department for Education, 2018
The publication is advice designed to help employers in all schools with staffing and employment issues, and to inform their decision making. It advises on matters contained within the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 for maintained schools and for independent schools, which include academies and free schools, the Education (Independent…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teacher Recruitment
Saultz, Andrew – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
The purpose of this report is to explore teacher dismissal practices in Georgia. The report analyzes data in the Fulton County School System from 2012 to 2017, the DeKalb county School District from 2011 to 2016, and the Atlanta Public Schools from 2011 to 2013. The goal of this report was to understand: (1) what teacher dismissal practices in…
Descriptors: Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
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Strunk, Katharine O.; Goldhaber, Dan; Knight, David S.; Brown, Nate – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2018
Few studies examine employee responses to layoff-induced unemployment risk; none that we know of quantify the impact of job insecurity on individual employee productivity. Using data from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Washington State during the Great Recession, we provide the first evidence about the impact of the layoff…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Job Layoff, Teacher Dismissal, Unemployment
American Association of University Professors, 2018
This report concerns actions taken by the administration of University of Nebraska-Lincoln to suspend lecturer, Courtney Lawton from her teaching responsibilities--initially, for stated safety concerns. Lawton is a sixth-year doctoral student with a part-time appointment as lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year. She received threats after a video…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Tenure, College Faculty, Teacher Dismissal
Crockett, Anna; Villanueva, Chandra – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
To promote success among all students, schools hire an array of support staff, professional personnel, and administrators. The majority of a school's budget is dedicated to personnel costs, so when the Legislature cuts education funding, they are also cutting staff. However, changes in staffing have not been consistent over time or within staffing…
Descriptors: Retrenchment, Budgeting, Educational Finance, Job Layoff
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Ceaser, Donovon Keith – Ethnography and Education, 2018
In 2010 I worked at Green Shoots, a nonprofit service-learning urban farming school started by John Browne. Despite an openly egalitarian community of practise ethic, Browne used his leadership to create a hierarchy at the school that eventually led to a walk-out by staff in which he responded by outright firing them. Using the theory of founder's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Nonprofit Organizations, Power Structure
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.; Hall, Stephanie M. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Charter schools are commonly discussed as being more effective at matching student and family interests with school mission, ensuring family choice of educational products and improving education quality and the efficiency of resource use as a result of the competitive dynamics they are assumed to generate between themselves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Educational Strategies, Qualitative Research
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Walter, Jennifer S. – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2018
The sexual misconduct of school employees has become a more common issue in the United States, and there has been very little empirical research conducted to provide context or understanding of the prevalence of this problem. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the reasons for license revocation and surrender in North Carolina…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Sexuality, Teacher Certification, Teacher Student Relationship
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