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Teacher retention

2010

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The Relationship Of Georgia's Rural Foreign Language Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy To Teacher Attrition, Peter Swanson, Robin Huff May 2010

The Relationship Of Georgia's Rural Foreign Language Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy To Teacher Attrition, Peter Swanson, Robin Huff

The Rural Educator

Foreign language teachers are in critical need in many parts of rural America. Using Bandura's conceptual framework of self-efficacy teaching languages as a theoretical lens, the researchers created a scale to measure foreign language teacher efficacy and administered alongside a well-known efficacy survey to in-service rural teachers (N = 167) in Georgia. Data analysis indicates that the new instrument is psychometrically sound and there are two dimensions to language teacher efficacy: Content Knowledge and Facilitating Instruction. Positive correlations between the two surveys suggest that teaching languages requires more than just strength of content knowledge and FL teachers may need assistance …


An Examination Of Resiliency In Rural Special Educators, Gregory C. Zost Feb 2010

An Examination Of Resiliency In Rural Special Educators, Gregory C. Zost

The Rural Educator

Retention of rural special education teachers is a dilemma for many school districts. Districts in rural areas suffer from a lack of qualified special educaiton teachers. Therefor, the problem of having enough qualified special educators is not easily solved. Many rural distrits are able to hire teacher candidaes, but fail to retain them for various reasons. Building resiliency in new teachers and educators during the first several years of teaching may be part of the answer to addressing the high rate fo teacher turnover in rural areas. This paper summarizes highlights from research completed with rural Nebraska teachers on th …


Strategies For Recruitment And Retention Of Secondary Teachers In Central U.S. Rural Schools, Andrea D. Beesley, Kim Atwill, Pamela Blair, Zoe A. Barley Feb 2010

Strategies For Recruitment And Retention Of Secondary Teachers In Central U.S. Rural Schools, Andrea D. Beesley, Kim Atwill, Pamela Blair, Zoe A. Barley

The Rural Educator

This study sought to identify differences in strategies used for teacher recruitment and retention by successful and non-successful rural high schools. According to data from the 2003-2004 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), small towns and rural areas in the central U.S. states did have relatively more difficuly in recruiting teachers than did larger communities. However, when the successful and unsuccessful school districts were compared on the strategies and benefits included in the SASS, the only difference was with signing bonuses, which were offered significantly more often in the unsuccessful group than the successful group. The researchers also interviewed seven principals …