Lindsay Stewart Follow. The issue of high teacher turnover and low teacher retention rates are the driving force of this research. Teacher retention begins with understanding how induction practices are carried out both formally and informally and what support novice teachers need. The majority of research around teacher induction and turnover works with large data sets to produce pertinent percentages and figures Ingersoll, ; Glazerman et al. To supplement the existing research around new teacher induction, this case study was conducted to 1 combine the research-based induction practices with the theoretical underpinnings of these processes, and 2 provide a specific case to explain the data presented in these larger research projects. Enlighten School, the site of this case study, provides an exemplary induction process and support system.
Teacher induction policy: a case study of implementation in a county office of education
"An Evaluation Of The New Teacher Mentoring And Induction Program At A " by Tamara Baker-Drayton
Arleen Reinhardt , Virginia Commonwealth University. Due to teacher shortages, school districts have offered incentives and alternative licensure programs. Recently, however, school districts have shifted the focus from recruitment to one of teacher retention which places an emphasis upon beginning teacher induction programs. These programs help teachers improve in their craft of teaching, help teachers remain satisfied with their jobs, help teachers enculturate into the districts in which they work, and help to improve student achievement. The eligible teachers from three different school districts were asked to participate by completing an electronic survey, which asked questions regarding their experiences and perceptions of their induction program, and by participating in a focus group session.
Teacher Attrition: A Study of Teacher Attrition and Support in a County in West Virginia
The recruitment and retention of teachers demand attention with estimates of two million new teachers needed in the next decade. Hiring under qualified teachers necessitates adequate induction programs. Development of a recommendation for a teacher induction program comprises the purpose of the study.