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Improving teacher recruitment and retention : the importance of workload and pupil behaviour.

Barmby, P. W. (2006) 'Improving teacher recruitment and retention : the importance of workload and pupil behaviour.', Educational research., 48 (3). pp. 247-265.

Abstract

The shortage of teachers in England and Wales continues to be a high profile area of scrutiny. Particular subjects (including mathematics; science and English) are categorized by the Training and Development Agency (TDA)for schools as priority or shortage subjects, and London especially has experienced particular shortages in teacher numbers over recent years.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This paper reports on the findings from a telephone survey with teachers, examining the issues of teacher recruitment and retention. The paper highlights the important factors, as perceived by teachers, that impact on why teachers enter the profession, and also why they choose to leave.
Keywords:Teacher recruitment, Teacher retention, Telephone survey, Shortage subjects.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (346Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131880600732314
Record Created:04 Feb 2009
Last Modified:10 Aug 2011 16:26

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