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Teacher retention

2010

Dena Sexton

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Retaining Teachers Of Color- A Pressing Problem And A Potential Strategy For “Hard-To-Staff” Schools.Pdf, Rodney T. Ogawa, Betty Achinstein, Dena Sexton, Casia Freitas Feb 2010

Retaining Teachers Of Color- A Pressing Problem And A Potential Strategy For “Hard-To-Staff” Schools.Pdf, Rodney T. Ogawa, Betty Achinstein, Dena Sexton, Casia Freitas

Dena Sexton

Given calls to diversify the teaching workforce, this review examines research on retention and turnover of teachers of color, focusing on new teachers because they leave at disproportionately high rates. Reviewing 70 studies, the authors found that (a) recent national studies identify turnover rates for teachers of color are now higher than those for White teachers; (b) policy- amenable school-level conditions related to financial, human, social, and cultural capital can affect retention; (c) teachers of color are more likely than Whites to work and remain in “hard-to-staff” urban schools with high pro- portions of students from low-income and nondominant racial …