This paper analyzes the determinants of teacher attrition using matched teacher-student class-level information for all Florida public school teachers. The results indicate that classroom characteristics, such as students' performance on standardized tests and the average number of disciplinary incidents, play a larger role than school average student characteristics in determining teacher attrition. These findings suggest that in addition to salary, classroom assignment is an important factor when considering policies to promote teacher retention and teacher quality. (2005)
Author: Feng, L.
This is a comprehensive review of recent research on the contributions of diverse teachers to the education of both white and minority students. The report points to major obstacles faced by minorities in the "teacher preparation pipeline" from high school into the teaching profession, and provides useful examples of effective supports that can motivate and prepare minorities to succeed in high school, college, and the classroom. This is a useful resource for both educators and researchers, with rich examples of effective programs and practices, and an extensive bibliography. (2004)
This study explores factors involved in the high attrition rate of teachers, especially new teachers and minority teachers in a comparison of those who stayed in the profession and those who left. Due to the increasing diversity of students, it is growing increasingly important to retain quality teachers. It is hoped that understanding attrition will be helpful in the retention of teachers. The use of data from the SASS and the TFS, variables and predictors were identified and analyzed. New teacher and minority teacher analysis results are discussed.
This inquiry seeks to understand the factors related to recruiting and retaining urban secondary teachers. The results discuss teachers within urban centers of the U.S. educational system, identify the qualities associated with the best teachers and address the incentives and characteristics connected with career satisfaction and successful recruiting techniques. (2005)
Authors: Bradley, K.D., Loadman W.D.
NASSP Bulletin, 89(644), 2–28
This article is an examination of three teachers, who are all graduates from the same program in elementary education. Collaboration, belonging to the profession, engaging in leadership and creating supportive school cultures are the themes discussed in this study of teacher preparation through teacher retention. This article portrays the four themes through the three teachers and shares the insight that resulted from this analysis. (2007)
Authors: Clayton, C. D.G., Schoonmaker, F.
Teachers and Teaching, 13(3), 247–267
This article is a case study of one university’s teacher preparation program implemented through the Teacher Education Advocacy Center (TEAC). At a time when the need for minority teachers is great, the article demonstrates the TEAC model as a program that supports the recruitment and preparation of student teachers from minority groups. (2003)
Authors: Robinson, J., Paccione, A., Rodrigue, F.
Equity & Excellence in Education, 36(3), 202–212