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Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
A previous study examined role stress in relation to work outcomes; in this study, we added job structuring antecedents to a model of role stress and examined the moderating effects of locus of control. Structural equation modeling was used to assess the plausibility of our conceptual model, which specified hypothesized linkages among teachers'…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Locus of Control, Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes
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Hohman, Melinda; Packard, Thomas; Finnegan, Daniel; Jones, Loring – Journal of Social Work Education, 2013
In uncertain economic times, universities have taken steps to address financial problems by including the use of business models. In 2009, the California State University (CSU) system implemented furloughs of a 10% pay reduction and 18 days removed from the academic calendar. Faculty in 16 CSU schools of social work participated in a Web-based…
Descriptors: Social Work, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Finance
Watson, Jennifer Moradian; Olson-Buchanan, Julie – Education Leadership Review, 2016
The high turnover rates among teachers, particularly novice teachers, is a significant problem in the field of education. This study examines the relationship between teacher turnover and a construct found in organizational literature--job embeddedness. Job embeddedness is the extent to which an employee connects socially and emotionally to their…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Sense of Community, Elementary School Teachers
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Purcell, John – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
In this article, the author describes how his first-grade students made their own compositions based on James Rosenquist's collage series in which long shards of faces were painted over a background that appeared to be abstract. The background was made up of enlarged details of things such as flowers, leaves, fire, and water. The students'…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Boone, Jeanmarie Hamilton – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This study examines narratives of English learners who have either dropped out or considered dropping out as a result of their experience in high school. This research seeks to determine at which point students left or considered leaving school, which often goes undetected in traditional quantitative data collection methods. The common themes that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, At Risk Students, Dropouts, Student Attitudes
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Freedman, Sarah Warshauer; Appleman, Deborah – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
This study explores a constellation of factors that contribute to the retention of teachers in high-poverty, urban schools. It focuses on one cohort of the University of California at Berkeley's Multicultural Urban Secondary English Credential and MA Program, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to track the careers of 26 novice teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Credentials, Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs
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Gonzales, Lisa Marie – SubJournal: For Personnel Responsible for Substitute Teaching, 2002
Investigated factors that motivated substitute teachers to remain in teaching or leave the field, noting how certain sources of job satisfaction influenced their decision to leave or stay. Survey data indicated that most substitutes loved their work with students and taught because they enjoyed helping students learn. However, student behavior,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Valadez, Gilbert – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
When asked by a student in a seminar recently if he could remember a perfect day teaching elementary school, the author writes memories of one he distinctly remembers because he gained new insight into teaching on that particular day. After returning to work following the devastating loss of a younger 19 year-old brother in a car crash, he resumed…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Grief, Teaching Experience, Transformative Learning
Dedmond, Rebecca M. – Principal Leadership, 2005
Personalized learning: Everyone knows it needs to happen, but how? It is one thing to believe in the importance of high school reform. It is quite another to embrace a system that helps every student leave high school with a diploma and plans for postsecondary education or training that lead to productive and self-sufficient adulthoods. This…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Lifelong Learning, Transitional Programs, High Schools
Sander, Wesley F. – Teacher Magazine, 2005
This article talks about how a teacher from Rail Road Flat Elementary School, Randall Youngblood, handles his class of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders through discipline. Discipline and the kind of teach-to-the-test learning that has become endemic in the era of No Child Left Behind has kept his students' energy channeled. Such rote learning often gets…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Classroom Techniques
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Jensen, Mary Cihak; And Others – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1992
Reports a study of on-the-job special education trainees' perceptions regarding job satisfactions and challenges, congruence between expectations and reality of working conditions, and predicted commitment to special education. Results indicated 48 percent would eventually leave special education. (SM)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education