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ERIC Number: EJ982396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Physics Teachers' Future Teaching Plans
Physics Teacher, v50 n3 p162 Mar 2012
There are two sides of the physics teacher turnover equation: teachers leaving and teachers entering. This month we will focus on teachers' future teaching plans. As seen in the figure, about 5% of the 27,000 teachers who taught physics in U.S. high schools in 2008-09 were in their first year of teaching physics (but not necessarily their first year of leaching at the high school level). Of those, about 9% planned to quit teaching; less than 3.5% of the experienced teachers planned to quit at the end of the current school year. The higher attrition rate among first-year teachers is common across all high school teachers--and other careers--as people enter new fields and then leave quickly for various reasons. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A