Beginning English teacher attrition, mobility, and retention
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Exp. Educ.
beginning English teachers; induction activities; mentoring; teacher; attrition; teacher migration; teacher retention; INDUCTION; SUPPORT; SAFE; Education & Educational Research; Psychology, Educational
Although much research on teacher attrition and mobility exists, few researchers have addressed English teachers specifically. The present authors, using the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS; National Center for Education Statistics, 2005) examined individual and school characteristics and mentoring and induction activities that affect beginning English teachers' attrition, mobility, and retention. The results indicated that only salary was statistically significantly related to increased odds of beginning English teachers' leaving the profession. No factors related to decreased attrition. In terms of mobility, no teacher or school characteristics were associated with migration (i.e., changing schools). Reviewing combined effects of mentoring and induction activities when controlling for teacher and school characteristics, the authors found that the results suggested none of the activities were related to attrition and migration.
Journal of Experimental Education
"Beginning English teacher attrition, mobility, and retention" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 421.