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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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Sribayak, Virasuda; Tangkiengsirisin, Supong; Hongboontri, Chantarath – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2018
This mixed-methods research study aims to investigate the factors influencing EFL teachers to leave or consider leaving their teaching profession. Forty-eight participants at the language institute of one public university in Thailand including 29 currently in-service Thai teachers, 13 currently in-service foreign teachers, 3 retired Thai…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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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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Nicholas, Maria; Wells, Muriel – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Research into the experiences of casual relief teachers (CRTs) (substitute or supply teachers) across Australia and internationally has reported feelings of marginalisation among participants. These findings are concerning when one considers that students might be in the care of CRTs for an equivalent of 1 year or more throughout their schooling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Skills
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Sears, Colleen – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
Music teachers in the United States are grappling with educational policy changes that include Common Core implementation, standardized testing, and new teacher evaluation and certification models. The focus on assessment and measurement in education is set against a global backdrop of violence, xenophobia, political strife, and profound human…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Poetry, Singing
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Brooks, Clare – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2016
Geography teacher recruitment and retention is an important issue for the future of geography education. This Special Issue of "International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education" ("IRGEE") tackles this issue head on by focusing on geography teachers' narratives about their experiences of teaching geography, and…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Sustainability, Personal Narratives, Teaching Experience
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Schaefer, Lee; Clandinin, D. Jean – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
In this paper, we focus on questions around who we are as teacher educators as well as our responsibilities in helping pre-service teachers compose forward-looking stories as they prepare to begin teaching. We draw on the results of two studies in this paper: one a semi-structured interview study with 55 second- and third-year teachers in two…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility
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Gourneau, Bonni – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
It is well known that the first years of teaching are a challenge for all beginning teachers. According to the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future's study (2010) first-year teacher attrition has been steadily increasing and many leave the profession even before they are proficient educators who know how to work with colleagues to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, Beginning Teachers, Mentors
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Johnson, Susan Moore; Kraft, Matthew A.; Papay, John P. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Educational policy makers have begun to recognize the challenges posed by teacher turnover. Schools and students pay a price when new teachers leave the profession after only 2 or 3 years, just when they have acquired valuable teaching experience. Persistent turnover also disrupts efforts to build a strong organizational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Jeon, Lieny; Buettner, Cynthia K.; Hur, Eunhye – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This exploratory study identified preschool teacher quality profiles in early childhood education settings using 9 indicators across teachers' professional background, observed process quality, and job attitudes toward teaching (e.g., job-related stress, satisfaction, and intention to leave the job). The sample consisted of 96…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
Hand, Karen E.; Stuart, Moira E. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2012
The retention of quality teachers has become a critical issue facing the American educational system. Unfortunately, various estimates identify that 30-50% of teachers leave the profession with the first five years. To address this issue, educational researchers have focused on identifying ways of enhancing retention through examining factors that…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence
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Lemons, Laura L.; Brashears, M. Todd; Burris, Scott; Meyers, Courtney; Price, Margaret A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
There exists in our profession a persistent shortage of quality teachers in our high school agricultural education classrooms. A multitude of studies have identified challenges faced by agriculture teachers, however, few, if any, have investigated reasons for attrition by directly asking leavers why they left. This study sought to identify reasons…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Performance Factors, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Shortage
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Albrecht, Susan Fread; Johns, Beverley H.; Mounsteven, Joyce; Olorunda, Olufunmilola – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
This pilot study examined working conditions reported by special education teachers of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) to identify factors common to teachers likely to leave their positions within the next 2 years and factors common to those likely to stay. Survey responses from an international sample of 776 teachers and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Special Education Teachers, Related Services (Special Education), Teaching Conditions
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Saka, Yavuz; Southerland, Sherry A.; Brooks, Jeffrey S. – Science Education, 2009
The first years of teaching can be demanding, as the novice works to gain familiarity with many aspects of professional work. Often, what they have been prepared to do in teacher education programs is not aligned with what is expected at them in schools. As a consequence, many teachers leave the profession or move away from the reform-minded…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Teachers, Communities of Practice, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Donaldson, Morgaen L. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Increasing teacher retirements and persistently high turnover have ignited interest in teacher recruitment and retention in recent years. Nowhere is the need to understand these issues more urgent than in low-income schools. These schools face especially large challenges in attracting and retaining competent and committed…
Descriptors: Specialists, Administrators, Individual Characteristics, Teaching Experience
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