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Retention and Attrition of Teachers at the District Level [microform] : National Trends in Special and General Education / Erling E. Boe, Lynne H. Cook and Sharon A. Bobbitt
Bib ID 5608730
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Boe, Erling E
 
Online Versions
Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
30 p. 
Summary

This study used existing databases to analyze, from a national perspective, the turnover of special education teachers (SETs) at the district level due to district migration, teaching field transfer, and exit attrition. The study also investigated district retention of SETs as a function of district location and teacher experience. The study used data from the 1987-88 and 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the 1990-91 and 1991-92 Teacher Followup Survey (TFS). Major conclusions of the study include: (1) retention of SETs in specific assignments from one year to the next was significantly less than the retention of general education teachers (GETs); (2) the difference between SET and GET retention was due to the higher rate of transfer of SETs to general education; (3) approximately the same percentage of SETs and GETs retained in the same teaching field transferred to different public schools, with the majority remaining in the district; (4) district attrition was higher for SETs (13 percent) than for GETs (9 percent), mostly due to teaching field transfer; (5) there was no significant difference in district retention versus district attrition as a function of community type; and (6) district retention for both SETs and GETs increased substantially with teaching experience. (CR)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: H023C1008892A.

Contract Number: H023C4010295.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Disabilities.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Faculty Mobility.  |  Labor Turnover.  |  National Surveys.  |  Rural Urban Differences.  |  Special Education Teachers.  |  Teacher Employment.  |  Teacher Persistence.  |  Teacher Supply and Demand.  |  Teacher Transfer.  |  Teaching Experience.  |  Trend Analysis.  |  Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES) Teacher Followup Survey (NCES)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Cook, Lynne H., author  |  Bobbitt, Sharon A., author  |  Weber, Anita L., author  |  Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Education
Available From ERIC 
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260 |a[S.l.] :|bDistributed by ERIC Clearinghouse,|c1996.
300 |a30 p.
500 |aSponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.|5ericd
500 |aSponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.|5ericd
500 |aContract Number: H023C1008892A.|5ericd
500 |aContract Number: H023C4010295.|5ericd
520 |aThis study used existing databases to analyze, from a national perspective, the turnover of special education teachers (SETs) at the district level due to district migration, teaching field transfer, and exit attrition. The study also investigated district retention of SETs as a function of district location and teacher experience. The study used data from the 1987-88 and 1990-91 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the 1990-91 and 1991-92 Teacher Followup Survey (TFS). Major conclusions of the study include: (1) retention of SETs in specific assignments from one year to the next was significantly less than the retention of general education teachers (GETs); (2) the difference between SET and GET retention was due to the higher rate of transfer of SETs to general education; (3) approximately the same percentage of SETs and GETs retained in the same teaching field transferred to different public schools, with the majority remaining in the district; (4) district attrition was higher for SETs (13 percent) than for GETs (9 percent), mostly due to teaching field transfer; (5) there was no significant difference in district retention versus district attrition as a function of community type; and (6) district retention for both SETs and GETs increased substantially with teaching experience. (CR)
530 |aMay also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:|uhttps://eric.ed.gov/
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650 0 7 |aElementary Secondary Education.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aFaculty Mobility.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aLabor Turnover.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aNational Surveys.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aRural Urban Differences.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aSpecial Education Teachers.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aTeacher Employment.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aTeacher Persistence.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aTeacher Supply and Demand.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aTeacher Transfer.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aTeaching Experience.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aTrend Analysis.|2ericd
653 0 |aSchools and Staffing Survey (NCES)|aTeacher Followup Survey (NCES)
655 7 |aReports, Research.|2ericd
700 1 |aCook, Lynne H.,|eauthor.
700 1 |aBobbitt, Sharon A.,|eauthor.
700 1 |aWeber, Anita L.,|eauthor.
710 2 |aPennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Education.
856 4 1 |uhttps://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED410742
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