ERIC Number: EJ1203597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Leaving School Early: An Examination of Novice Teachers' Within- and End-of-Year Turnover
Redding, Christopher; Henry, Gary T.
American Educational Research Journal, v56 n1 p204-236 Feb 2019
Most prior research measures teacher turnover as an annual event, but teachers actually leave their positions throughout the school year. We use data from North Carolina to measure teacher turnover monthly throughout the entire year and conduct an analysis of their persistence to examine the differences in early career teacher turnover. Annually, 6% of early career teachers turn over during the school year. Teachers trained in traditional, university-based programs are most likely to move schools, and alternate entry and out-of-state prepared teachers are more likely to leave teaching, both during and at the end of the school year. We discuss the implications within-year turnover has on creating disruptive learning environments, particularly in underserved schools.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Characteristics, Alternative Teacher Certification, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Conditions, School Effectiveness, Public School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina