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The Research Files Episode 39: Early Career Teacher Attrition, Jo Earp, Paul R. Weldon Aug 2019

The Research Files Episode 39: Early Career Teacher Attrition, Jo Earp, Paul R. Weldon

Dr Paul Weldon

In Australia scholarly articles and media reports regularly state that between 30 and 50 per cent of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. But, where do those figures come from and how accurate are they? A study published in the Australian Journal of Education suggests there is no robust Australian evidence and data.