Where are they now? Ex-teachers tell their life-work stories

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dc.contributor.author Buchanan, JD
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:58:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Issues in educational Research, 2009, 19 (1), pp. 1 - 13
dc.identifier.issn 0313-7155
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11831
dc.description.abstract Considerable research has been conducted into teacher retention and attrition (Huberman, 1989; Dinham, 1995; Ewing & Smith, 2002). Little is known, though, of the circumstances of ex-teachers, in terms of factors such as salary, workload, working conditions and 'job prestige'. For this paper, telephone interviews were conducted with 22 ex-teachers, asking what led them into and out of teaching, and views on their current working conditions compared to those of teaching. The interview protocol for this project foreshadows a questionnaire that could be used more broadly, nationally and internationally. This paper reports on respondents' perceptions of their current circumstances compared with those of teaching. Few of these ex-teachers regret their decision to leave the profession, and few consider their current circumstances inferior, even those whose raw salary is lower. The findings have implications for teacher recruitment, education, the provision of working conditions in the teaching profession, and for the public perceptions and promotion of teaching.
dc.publisher Australia's Institutes for Educational Research
dc.title Where are they now? Ex-teachers tell their life-work stories
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Issues in educational Research
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 19
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 13 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1301 Education Systems
dc.personcode 010726
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Education Systems en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords teacher attrition and retention working conditions en_US
dc.description.keywords teacher attrition and retention working conditions
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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