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INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC MOTIVATORS THAT IMPACT TEACHER RETENTION IN CHALLENGING URBAN SCHOOLS

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2016
Abstract/Description:
Although a plethora of research about teacher attrition exists, very little research has been conducted on the factors that influence teacher retention. The need to identify factors that promote teacher retention is critical to both maintain a well-prepared and contented workforce and also to remedy the current national urban teacher attrition problem. School districts and administrators need to know how to implement systems that support the critical needs of teachers who teach in high-poverty, low-performing schools. This phenomenological research study identifies common experiences, practices, supports, and attitudes regarding teacher retention in high-poverty, low-performing urban schools by exploring the lived experiences of five veteran teachers from a large urban district in the southern United States. Data from a school-based teacher and principal survey and individual teacher interviews were collected and analyzed. To increase the validity of the research, the data from teacher interviews, school-based teacher surveys, and school-based principal surveys, were used to triangulate the findings.
Title: INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC MOTIVATORS THAT IMPACT TEACHER RETENTION IN CHALLENGING URBAN SCHOOLS.
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Name(s): Moore, LaSonya, Author
Martin, Suzanne, Committee Chair
Nutta, Joyce, Committee Member
Lue, Martha, Committee Member
Heller, H. WIlliam, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Although a plethora of research about teacher attrition exists, very little research has been conducted on the factors that influence teacher retention. The need to identify factors that promote teacher retention is critical to both maintain a well-prepared and contented workforce and also to remedy the current national urban teacher attrition problem. School districts and administrators need to know how to implement systems that support the critical needs of teachers who teach in high-poverty, low-performing schools. This phenomenological research study identifies common experiences, practices, supports, and attitudes regarding teacher retention in high-poverty, low-performing urban schools by exploring the lived experiences of five veteran teachers from a large urban district in the southern United States. Data from a school-based teacher and principal survey and individual teacher interviews were collected and analyzed. To increase the validity of the research, the data from teacher interviews, school-based teacher surveys, and school-based principal surveys, were used to triangulate the findings.
Identifier: CFE0006147 (IID), ucf:51159 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-05-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Teach Learn and Ldrshp, Schl of
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Urban Teacher Retention -- Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivators -- Urban Educators -- Challenging Schools -- Lived Experiences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006147
Restrictions on Access: public 2016-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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