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Bayar, Adem – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this study is to identify key challenges of practice that principals face. In line with this purpose, the researcher has employed a qualitative research methodology, interviewing principals working in Amasya district, over and above doing document analysis to collect detailed information concerning leadership and administration…
Descriptors: Principals, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Documentation
Marinell, William H.; Coca, Vanessa M. – Online Submission, 2013
This paper synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's investigation of teacher turnover in New York City's public middle schools. These years are widely recognized as a critical turning point for students, and the NYC Department of Education (DOE) is pursuing a range of middle school improvement initiatives. The stability of the middle…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Work Environment, Human Resources, Middle School Teachers
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Lovett, Susan; Cameron, Marie – Professional Development in Education, 2011
Retaining early career teachers and enticing promising teachers to become teacher leaders are issues of international interest not only because large numbers of teachers will retire from the profession over the next five to 10 years but also because the strongest teachers are the teachers most likely to leave the profession during their early…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Career Change, Foreign Countries, Specialists
Albert, Ernst – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Retaining novice teachers in a Northeast Florida county public school is an ongoing challenge. Research indicates that 14% of new teachers will leave the field within 5 years. The purpose of this case study was to investigate the major factors that contributed to this unique group of novice teachers' decisions to continue to teach at the school…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Public Schools, Public School Teachers
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Bermejo-Toro, Laura; Prieto-Ursúa, María – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Although numerous studies have been carried out confirming high levels in symptomatology of stress and depression in the teaching profession, research focusing on sex differences in these problems has been both scarce and inconclusive. The aim of this study is to analyse differences with regards to sex in the incidence of absenteeism, work-related…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attendance, Teacher Burnout, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Areljung, Sofie; Ottander, Christina; Due, Karin – Research in Science Education, 2017
This study explores if and how teachers combine practices of science and of preschool (children 1-5 years old) into preschool science practice. Views of knowing may differ between science practices, traditionally associated with masculinity and rationality, and preschool practices, traditionally associated with femininity and caring. Recognising…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Nitsche, Sebastian; Dickhauser, Oliver; Fasching, Michaela S.; Dresel, Markus – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
The present study examined the relevance of teachers' individual goal orientations for the attendance of further training and sick leave in the teaching profession. Regression analysis indicated a positive effect of learning goal orientation (i.e., the desire to improve one's teaching skills and knowledge) along with a negative effect of work…
Descriptors: Teachers, Goal Orientation, Professional Continuing Education, Leaves of Absence
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Alameh, Sahar; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad – Science & Education, 2018
Stemming from the realization of the importance of the role of explanation in the science classroom, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States 2013) call for appropriately supporting students to learn science, argue from evidence, and provide explanations. Despite the ongoing emphasis on explanations in the science classroom, there…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
Thomas, Carol R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many new teachers are leaving the profession during their first 3 years in a rural pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school classroom in the southeastern United States. This study reviewed the teacher-support programs typically used in this school that assisted new teachers and encouraged their retention. This work is important because…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Public School Teachers, Rural Schools, Preschool Education
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Bexley, Emmaline; Arkoudis, Sophie; James, Richard – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2013
The Australian academic profession is more differentiated than is acknowledged in national and institutional policies and academic roles are more diverse than many academics themselves may recognise. However, the evolution of the nature and purposes of the profession and its implicit diversification have been incremental and largely unplanned. A…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Teacher Attitudes
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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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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Murray, Kathryn; Flowers, Jim; Croom, Barry; Wilson, Beth – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Research has shown that agricultural education graduates are hesitant to enter the profession and seemingly quick to leave, often citing long work hours as a main contributing factor. As the shortage of agricultural teachers continues, there is concern over the balance of career and family and its effect on the profession. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Family Work Relationship, Graduates, Working Hours
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Pucella, Tanya Judd – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
"Educational Leadership" is a term used to describe the work of principals and administrators. The high-stakes testing environment that has been feeding the culture of accountability in our schools has led principals to increasingly turn to a more distributed leadership model that includes their teachers, thereby expanding the concept of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Teacher Leadership, Preservice Teacher Education
Hoerr, Thomas R. – Educational Leadership, 2016
In this article, Hoerr suggests that as a new school year begins, why not set some goals? Just as with the resolutions made every January 1, the new school year resolutions should focus on areas needing improvement. This article offers three key areas for review: (1) Communication. Hoerr notes, if administrators want faculty to work as colleagues,…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Goal Orientation, Educational Improvement
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