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Lueken, Martin F. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2017
Pensions are a promise made today of benefits to be received tomorrow. They reward employees, including public school teachers, who remain working in a system for extended periods, often for their entire careers. And they impose large costs on those who leave before reaching retirement eligibility--all in the hopes of encouraging them to stay.…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Beginning Teachers, Public School Teachers, School Districts
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Conley, Mark W. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
The policy reforms over the past 15 years have placed all the responsibility for reading achievement on teachers, with little, if any, support. What many have achieved is declining achievement in comparison with other countries. Moreover, there are increasing teacher shortages, as promising individuals choose other careers and teachers leave the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Achievement Gap, Teacher Shortage, Literacy Education
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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
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
Bieler, Deborah – Teachers College Press, 2018
"The Power of Teacher Talk" investigates the connections between two persistent educational challenges: high numbers of students who drop out and of teachers who leave the profession. Based on a study of thousands of daily interactions between new justice-oriented English teachers and their students, this book proposes that teachers who…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Student Relationship, School Holding Power
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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Bennett, Jessica Chalk; Neihaus, Elizabeth – Review of Higher Education, 2016
Early career faculty bring many expectations to the door-steps of their new academic homes. Yet such expectations are often left unsaid. Unfortunately, what is left unsaid can be a major factor in faculty departure. This study makes a distinct contribution to the departure literature by examining the psychological contracts and work expectations…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Expectation, Employment, Teaching (Occupation)
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Garvey, Jason C.; Rankin, Susan – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2018
Prior scholarship offers that queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum faculty often experience hostile and uninviting institutional climates (Bilimoria & Stewart, 2009; Rankin, 2003; Sears, 2002). The results of a 2010 study (Rankin, Weber, Blumenfeld, & Frazer, 2010) suggest that these experiences may lead lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Ford, Timothy G.; Olsen, Jentre; Khojasteh, Jam; Ware, Jordan; Urick, Angela – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The actions of school leaders engender working conditions that can play a role in positively (or negatively) affecting teachers' motivation, well-being or professional practice. The purpose of this paper is to explore how leader actions might bring about positive teacher outcomes through meeting teachers' psychological needs at three…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Faculty Mobility
Rank, Kim – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Recruitment and retention of special education teachers is a growing problem in the education field. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) from 2014, 50% of special education teachers will leave the education profession during their first five years of teaching. In order to strengthen school teaching teams, knowledgeable…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Special Education Teachers, Principals, Administrator Role
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Berry, Amanda; Forgasz, Rachel – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
This article is inspired simultaneously by the metaphor of professional knowledge landscapes and our experiences of the transformative potential of self-study methodology. We argue for the unique potential of self-study research, as a means not only for teacher educators to develop their pedagogy, but also to leave the mark of their experiences on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Figurative Language
Frasher Tuttle, Laura Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Why do some teachers choose to leave the profession within the first five years of service? Focusing on one group of 25 former teachers and a second group of 25 current teachers in the rural, North Central, Alabama, area, the researcher studied how the nationally known reasons for teacher attrition found in the literature review applied to this…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Rural Areas, Teacher Attitudes, Discipline Problems
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Mäkelä, Kasper; Whipp, Peter R. – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate Australian physical education (PE) teachers' career intentions and factors influencing their intentions. A sample (N = 234) of Western Australian PE teachers responded to a questionnaire determining PE teachers' work and the primary motivators for intention to leave the profession. Half (51.3%) of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Occupational Aspiration, Investigations
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Whipp, Peter R.; Salin, Kasper – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Studies related to reasons why teachers stay are far less frequent than those reporting reasons to leave. This study assessed the factors that satisfied PE teachers and the motivators to stay in PE teaching. Physical educator "stayers" (N = 139) responded to a 'PE Teachers' Career Intentions Questionnaire', 'Basic Satisfaction Needs at…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence
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Igo, Ethan A.; Perry, Dustin K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
With half of all school-based agricultural education teachers leaving the profession within their first six years, the need is greater than ever for post-secondary graduates to enter and stay in the profession. This study explored potential influencers on graduates' career decisions, focusing on identifying potential reasons they chose to not…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Graduates, State Universities, Career Choice
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Acker, Sandra; Webber, Michelle; Smyth, Elizabeth – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Over the past 40 or so years, women's share of faculty positions in Canada and elsewhere has increased considerably, if not yet reaching parity. Yet working in the gendered university remains problematic. This article uses data from a qualitative research project in which 38 junior academics were interviewed about their responses to being on the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Family Work Relationship, Decision Making, Leaves of Absence
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