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ERIC Number: EJ986242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Strategies to Improve Teacher Retention in American Overseas Schools in the Near East South Asia Region: A Qualitative Analysis
Mancuso, Steven V.; Roberts, Laura; White, George P.; Yoshida, Roland K.; Weston, David
Journal of School Leadership, v21 n6 p819-844 Nov 2011
Using a qualitative analysis and drawing from sociological theory, this study examined reasons for teacher turnover and retention from a representative sample of 248 teachers in American overseas schools in the Near East South Asia region. Results suggested that the most important reasons to stay or move pertained to supportive leadership, teaching assignment, salary, benefits, and school's professional learning culture. Implications for leadership practice and policy development are discussed. Surprisingly, the impact of the worldwide economic recession during 2009, when the data were collected, appears to have had little impact on teachers' decisions. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia