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Levine, Anita C. – Research in the Schools, 2013
Teacher attrition is a persistent dilemma, with much research conducted on why teachers leave the profession. Yet, limited research exists on why teachers stay, despite the profession's many stressors. This exploratory study examined teachers' perspectives on the role that hope plays as a sustaining influence. A purposive sample of 25 mid-career…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Public School Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
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Tienken, Christopher H.; Achilles, Charles M. – Research in the Schools, 2009
Class-size reduction (CSR) initiatives have demonstrated positive short- and long-term effects in elementary grades. Less is known about CSR influence on achievement in middle grades. Thus, we conducted a non-experimental, longitudinal, explanatory study of CSR influence on writing achievement of 3 independent cohorts of students (n = 123) in…
Descriptors: Class Size, Writing Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Achievement Gains