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Dagli, Abidin; Averbek, Emel – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to detect the perceptions of public primary school teachers regarding organizational alienation behaviors in terms of some variables (gender, marital status and seniority). Survey model was used in this study. The research sample consists of randomly selected 346 teachers from 40 schools in the central district of Mardin,…
Descriptors: Alienation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Stitzlein, Sarah M. – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: Grit has quickly become one of the leading educational goals and markers of success upheld by many schools, parents, and education policies. This article intends to give us pause in the rush toward grit by revealing some of its shortcomings, including the implications of its individualist and long-term goal focus which leave…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Educational Theories, Criticism, Educational Philosophy
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Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna; Nakashima, Nathaniel A. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014
Despite claims that school districts need flexibility in teacher assignment to allocate teachers more equitably across schools and improve district performance, the power to involuntarily transfer teachers across schools remains hotly contested. Little research has examined involuntary teacher transfer policies or their effects on schools,…
Descriptors: Teacher Transfer, Transfer Policy, Teacher Competencies, School Effectiveness
McMillan, Kendra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A successful superintendent once shared that, according to his research, the primary reason people remain with a company or a school is they enjoy those with whom they work. The second reason they stay? They enjoy those for whom they work. These kinds of leaders stand out in the crowd. They inspire people to work harder and improve themselves.…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Teacher Persistence, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Stephan, Michelle – Educational Leadership, 2016
Although most tasks that STEM professionals engage in--like identifying problems, making models, and testing those models--involve inquiry, many STEM classes still rely on direct instruction. Stephan argues that even as new resources for active learning are being developed for STEM instruction, many teachers aren't using these resources and tasks…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Active Learning
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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
Zhang, Guili; Zeller, Nancy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
Few issues in education threaten the nation as seriously as the present and growing shortage of teachers. Teacher attrition is high among teachers across the nation and is one of the most serious causes of teacher shortage (Ingersoll, 2004). As policy makers rush to address this problem, research is needed to examine the retention effects of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Faculty Mobility
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Grissom, Jason A.; Reininger, Michelle – Education Finance and Policy, 2012
While a large literature examines the factors that lead teachers to leave teaching, few studies have examined what factors affect teachers' decisions to reenter the profession. Drawing on research on the role of family characteristics in predicting teacher work behavior, we examine predictors of reentry. We employ survival analysis of time to…
Descriptors: Females, Experienced Teachers, Child Rearing, Predictor Variables
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Kirkpatrick, Cheryl L.; Johnson, Susan Moore – Journal of Educational Change, 2014
Research and policy have increasingly focused on the importance of staffing schools with effective teachers. A critical variable affecting teacher effectiveness is the enthusiasm, energy and effort teachers bring to their work, or teachers' work engagement. Better understanding teachers' work engagement and how it may change over stages…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Work Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Quan-Baffour, Kofi Poku; Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi – Africa Education Review, 2014
Education is an important ingredient for advancement in the knowledge-based economy of the contemporary world. Teachers therefore form the vehicle for provision and dissemination of relevant knowledge, skills and values for socio-economic development. In every career professionals are assured of moving through the ranks so long as they do their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Faculty Development, Job Satisfaction
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van Tonder, Gideon Petrus; Fourie, Elsa – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the possible use of internships to support educators with the increase in their administrative, professional workload. Design/methodology/approach: This research utilised a mixed method approach. Quantitative and qualitative data was gathered. Pragmatism was the research paradigm. Two structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Faculty Workload, Administration
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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Ruitenberg, Claudia W. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
In recent years the French philosopher Jacques Ranciere has addressed the predicament of artists and curators who, in their eagerness to convey a critical message or engage their viewers in an emancipatory process, end up predetermining the outcomes of the experience, hence blocking its critical or emancipatory potential. In this essay I consider…
Descriptors: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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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
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Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Curwood, Jen Scott; Lammers, Jayne C. – Literacy, 2015
Young fanfiction writers use the Internet to build networks of reading, writing and editing--literacy practices that are highly valued in schools, universities and workplaces. While prior research shows that online spaces frame multiple kinds of participation as legitimate, much of this work focuses on the extensive contributions of exceptional…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literary Genres, Fiction, Internet
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