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Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2016
Compassionate care leave and benefits were introduced in 2003/04 to help employees cope with this difficult work-life balance challenge. Employment Standards legislation and the Employment Insurance program (EI) were amended to provide leave without pay, with payment of EI benefits for compassionate care leave. Collective agreements have been…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Employee Assistance Programs, Quality of Working Life
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Grant, Ashley A.; Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K. – Educational Psychology, 2019
High turnover rates of early care and education teachers reduce the quality of education; unsatisfied teachers, suffering from stress or emotional exhaustion, are less equipped to promote children's development and more likely to leave the classroom. We used data from a national survey of US early childhood educators (n = 1129) to examine…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Work Environment, Well Being
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Janik, M.; Rothmann, S. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
The study investigates the relations between secondary school teachers' work-role fit, job enrichment, supervisor relationships, co-worker relationships, psychological meaningfulness of work and intention to leave. A cross-sectional survey was used. The participants were 502 secondary school teachers in Namibia. The following measuring instruments…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Job Enrichment, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
James, Eric Weston – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to examine to what extent the type of leave policy (restrictive vs. lenient vs. very lenient) in three New Mexico school districts affected teachers' number of unused paid leave days and to what extent the change in teacher attendance policy (from not including teacher absenteeism in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Board of Education Policy, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Evaluation
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You, Sukkyung; Conley, Sharon – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
The subject of teachers' intentions to leave has recently captured the attention of researchers and practitioners. This paper reports on a study that examined the workplace predictors of teachers' intentions to leave for teachers in different career stages. Structural equation modeling was used to assess the plausibility of a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Models, Structural Equation Models, Predictor Variables
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Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
The subject of special education teachers' intentions to leave has been a longstanding concern of researchers and practitioners. This paper reports on a study that examined the workplace predictors of teachers' intentions to leave for a nationally representative USA sample of 2,060 secondary school special education teachers (with students aged…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Intention, Teacher Persistence, Predictor Variables
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Casey, Stephanie; Lesseig, Kristin; Monson, Debra; Krupa, Erin E. – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2018
This study examined proposed teacher responses to students' work to investigate how they respond, what characteristics of a good response are more difficult than others to achieve, and whether particular student error types are more difficult to respond to appropriately. Sixteen preservice secondary mathematics teachers' proposed responses to five…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Equations (Mathematics)
Fuller, Edward J.; Pendola, Andrew; Young, Michelle D. – Online Submission, 2018
New research has identified teacher working conditions as having a greater effect on teacher turnover than most other factors, including student achievement and student characteristics. Importantly, research has debunked the conventional wisdom that teachers often leave schools because of student characteristics. This brief discusses how teacher…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Using data from a random sample of secondary school agriculture teachers in the United States, this study explored the work-family conflict and turnover intentions of agriculture teachers. Additionally, this study sought to determine the relationship between work-family conflict and turnover intentions among agriculture teachers. Work-family…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Intention
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White, Kelley Mayer – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
For a majority of teachers, traditional professional development workshops lack relevancy and leave teachers on their own to implement what was learned. Workshops are frequently structured in ways in which teachers are seen simply as recipients of information handed down by trainers (a more passive role) versus those who reflect on and construct…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Books, Clubs, Teacher Student Relationship
Mostafa, Tarek – OECD Publishing, 2018
Teachers play a vital role in the lives of their students. They impart knowledge, provide pastoral care, act as role models and, above all, create an environment that is conducive to learning. But teaching is fraught with numerous challenges that could lead to dissatisfaction; some teachers might decide to leave the profession entirely. In fact,…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions
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Yinon, Hayuta; Orland-Barak, Lily – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Many countries experience a high percentage of teachers who leave the profession before retirement. Most of the explanations, such as teacher burnout, adopt a pathogenic point of view which perceives attrition as a negative work outcome. In contrast, the qualitative project that this article is based on, which characterizes the career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Attrition (Research Studies)
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Bossle, Fabiano; Molina Neto, Vicente; Molina, Rosane Kreusburg – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
The article systematizes the results of an autoethnography that aimed at understanding the difficulties of the collective work of teachers, their culture and their experience in the context of a municipal public school in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The autoreflexive exercise showed that urban violence leaves profound marks on the culture of the local…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Violence, Urban Areas
Wardrip, Peter; Evancho, Jeffrey; McNamara, Annie – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
A question like "what do you want your children to be like when they leave your class?" seems simple on the surface, but it quickly becomes complex when teachers are asked to name, prioritize, and document the kinds of student learning and engagement they value most. This article shares the ongoing work of a regional learning community…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Educational Objectives, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Kelchtermans, Geert – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
What does it mean to live a teacher's life? What does it mean to be a teacher, to become a teacher, to stay in teaching, or to leave the profession? Why are teachers doing what they are doing the way they are doing it? These questions have fascinated the author throughout his academic career as a researcher as well as in his teaching and his work…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation), Autobiographies, Scholarship
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