Search results for: Teacher persistence
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This longitudinal study considers beginning teachers’ perspectives relating to the challenges of finding and holding employment and of succeeding in their careers and classrooms. The participants were a group of student teachers who completed one-year Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in geography at the same Scottish university in 2005–2006. Three issues shaping new teacher identities within the current Scottish context have been identified: employment uncertainty, New Teacher Induction Scheme ethos and expectations, and ensuring continuous and secure EPL.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2012
Career Pathways: Does Remaining Close to the Classroom Matter for Early Career Teachers? A Study of Practice in New Zealand and the USA
This paper presents a case study of an early career teacher in order to illustrate and provide a platform from which to consider two teacher leadership roles – the consulting teacher in Maryland, USA and the specialist classroom teacher in New Zealand. The case study presented in this article show how teachers can be mobilized to accept the leadership of their colleagues when their talk is about learning.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012
The current paper presents the findings from the third study in a longitudinal research project examining newly qualified teachers’ (NQTs) motivation for teaching and how they retrospectively value their teacher education. The results indicate that teachers are motivated both by working with their subject matter and by teaching. However, this study reveals a high rate of attrition, with 40 percent having left the profession.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011
The current study examined the effect of administrative support on teachers’ job satisfaction and intent to stay in teaching. The findings reveal that administrative support was the most significant predictor of teachers’ job satisfaction. Furthermore, administrative support was also significant in predicting teachers' intent to stay. It was also found that administrative support mediated the effects of other teacher and student variables
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
The goal of this study was to examine the lived experiences of teachers newly appointed to rural or remote schools in Western Australia to understand their experiences and responses. Rural/remote teachers reported a high incidence of stress and coping strategies. Teachers demonstrate a diversity of direct-action, palliative and avoidant coping strategies focused on management of emotions, health and wellbeing.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2011
Why They Sat Still: The Ideas and Values of Long-Serving Teachers in Challenging Inner-City Schools in England
This paper describes the working lives of long-serving teachers in three high-poverty urban schools in England. In a climate in which teaching is tightly controlled and suffering from problems of retention and recruitment, the teachers discuss intensely personal and emotional commitments to their work-place.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2011
Pre-service and Beginning Teachers’ Professional Identity and its relation to Dropping Out of the Profession
The current study examines different perceptions of pre-service and beginning teachers’ professional identity in relation to their decisions to leave the profession. The findings revealed that pre-service teachers tended to have naïve and idealistic perceptions of teaching. Furthermore, dropout teachers showed most emotional burnout.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
When the Going Gets Tough: Direct, Buffering and Indirect Effects of Social Support on Turnover Intention
The authors examined the role of social support in turnover intention among new teachers. The authors found evidence for a direct negative relationship between social support and turnover intention. The authors also found that teachers with higher social support had lower turnover intention in the face of higher workload, compared to teachers with lower support. Furthermore, the authors found that social support acts indirectly, through job satisfaction in relation to turnover intention. These findings suggest that social support can be a valuable resource for new teachers.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2010
This article explores the concept of continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers in Scotland in an education system undergoing change. The paper reports on one small-scale qualitative study into award-bearing CPD at masters level in a unique scheme known as Chartered Teacher Studies. It was found that teachers perceived that their studies had a positive impact on their learning, increased their understanding, their commitment to linking theory with practice through research and raised their confidence in developing pedagogy.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
This qualitative study explores strategies of resilience exhibited by novice teachers employed in high-needs areas. Findings indicated that teachers utilised a variety of strategies, including help-seeking, problem-solving, managing difficult relationships, and seeking rejuvenation/renewal. Furthermore, the researchers recognised that resilient teachers demonstrated agency in the process of overcoming adversity.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010