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Santoro, Doris A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
When teachers talk about leaving the profession, they are commonly described as "burnt out." But for many, argues Doris Santoro, that's not the real story. In truth, most teachers enter teaching because they want to pursue moral commitments to the well-being of their students, colleagues, and communities. In-depth interviews with…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes, Moral Values
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Muthanna, Abdulghani; Sang, Guoyuan – London Review of Education, 2018
Brain drain is a context-based issue and has direct impact on the quality of higher education for institutions where a significant number of instructors migrate to take up work in other countries. This is a critical problem in Yemen where higher teacher education programmes still lack teachers. Interpretive analysis of in-depth interviews with two…
Descriptors: Brain Drain, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Labor Turnover
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McGuiness-Carmichael, Patricia – Afterschool Matters, 2019
Relationships with staff are crucial to participants' growth in youth development programs. These programs help young people develop social and emotional competencies including relationship building, defined as "the ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups" (Collaborative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Labor Turnover, Faculty Mobility, After School Programs
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
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Yimer, Ibrahim; Nega, Rahel; Ganfure, Gemechu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Turnover is a voluntary cessation of membership of an organization by an employee. Employee retention is one of the challenges facing several organizations in both the developed and developing countries of the world. It is profitable to proactively react for possible staff turnover intentions. This research was carried out to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, College Faculty
Crain, Julie Christi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative multiple case study focused on National Board Certified teachers from Generation X who have left the classroom. The study explored aspects of the teaching profession, the National Board Certification process, and Generation X as potential influences for National Board Certified teachers from Generation X to leave the classroom.…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Personal Narratives
Marinell, William H.; Coca, Vanessa M.; Arum, Richard; Goldstein, Jennifer; Kemple, James; Pallas, Aaron; Bristol, Travis; Buckley, Clare; Scallon, Amy; Tanner, Barbara – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
There is growing evidence that the middle school years are critical to students' long-term success. In New York City, middle schools have been the target of several high-profile improvement initiatives. One factor that has the potential to facilitate or complicate these efforts is the stability of the middle school teaching force. Yet there have…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
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Liu, Shujie; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – International Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This survey study employed qualitative dominant mixed research to explore the sources of teacher stress in China and the possible reasons for Chinese teachers' turnover intention. The data were collected in Jilin Province of China, and 510 teachers participated in the survey. Quantitatively, 40.4% of the surveyed teachers reported that they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intention, Student Behavior, Stress Variables
Walker, Susan K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Employees who choose to leave employment cause significant challenges for organizations. Compounded challenges exist when employee retention strategies are not effective, affecting job satisfaction and personnel replacement costs as the organization continues to lose qualified and valuable staff. This single case study, built on a psychological…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, School Holding Power
Abitabile, Antonio W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Small City School Districts across New York State are becoming increasingly fearful of losing newly hired, highly talented teachers. In the United States, 8% of teachers leave the profession annually and greater than 50% quit teaching before reaching retirement age (Sutcher, 2016). A study done on teacher retention decisions in New York City…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Administrator Role, Principals
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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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Pascale, Amanda Blakewood – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Much warranted attention over the past few decades has been devoted to the problem of retaining women faculty in academe, particularly in areas where they are poorly represented such as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This study uses descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling techniques to identify…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, STEM Education, College Faculty, Teacher Persistence
Ramos, Gabriela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to update the analysis of the traditional viewpoints associated with increasing national and local teacher turnover rates by exploring alternative contributors to this challenge. Numerous studies have demonstrated the national focus on this topic consistently and predictably attributes to the growing attrition…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions, Labor Turnover, Urban Schools
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Solomonson, Jay K.; Retallick, Michael S. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The field of agricultural education has experienced a consistent labor shortage the past several decades. Consequently, many school districts struggle to fill their open positions, while others are forced to shut down their agricultural programs completely due to inadequate staffing. Teacher attrition has been identified as a predominant factor…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
Johnson, Bradley W. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the constructs of job satisfaction, self-efficacy, burnout and path of certification in relation to attrition of special education teachers. A correlational, predictive design assessed the five facets of the abridged Job Descriptive Index and the abridged Job in General survey, the factors of the Teacher Self-Efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Special Education
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