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

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dc.contributor.author Buchanan, John en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:58:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:58:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009004993 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Buchanan John 2009, 'Where are they now? Ex-teachers tell their life-work stories', Australia's Institutes for Educational Research, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-13. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0313-7155 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Australia's Institutes for Educational Research en_US
dc.title Where are they now? Ex-teachers tell their life-work stories en_US
dc.parent Issues in educational Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 19 en_US
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 130100 en_US
dc.personcode 010726 en_US
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.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 010726 en_US


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