Teacher attrition: A review of literature

Macdonald, D. (1999) Teacher attrition: A review of literature. Teaching and Teacher Education, 15 8: 835-848. doi:10.1016/S0742-051X(99)00031-1

Author Macdonald, D.
Title Teacher attrition: A review of literature
Journal name Teaching and Teacher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0742-051X
Publication date 1999-11-01
Year available 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0742-051X(99)00031-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 8
Start page 835
End page 848
Total pages 14
Place of publication London
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject C1
330399 Professional Development of Teachers not elsewhere classified
749906 Education policy
Abstract Teacher attrition is generally positioned within research addressing teacher shortage, the wastage of resources and expertise, as well as that concerning teachers' lowly status and poor working conditions. As such the research is fragmented and diverse. This paper attempts to draw together contemporary international attrition research in order to consider: how teacher attrition may be defined; patterns of attrition; influences upon attrition; the impact of attrition; and strategies employed for decreasing attrition. It concludes that research concerning teacher attrition requires the development of more comprehensive databases on teaching personnel and increased clarity of how attrition is being framed and investigated. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Teacher Attrition
Teaching Conditions
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
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