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McCarthy, Christopher Jay – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Teacher stress takes a measurable toll on the teaching workforce, as many teachers become burned out and decide to leave the profession. Christopher McCarthy explains that stress is a psychological process that results from how teachers appraise the balance between the demands in their classrooms and the resources they have to meet those demands.…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Intervention, At Risk Persons
Donaldson, Morgaen L.; Johnson, Susan Moore – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
A large-scale, nationwide analysis of Teach For America teacher turnover presents a deeper picture of which TFAers stay, which ones leave the profession and some suggestions about why they leave. The authors learned that nearly two-thirds (60.5%) of TFA teachers continue as public school teachers beyond their two-year commitment; more than half…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Public School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Career Change