The attrition of early career teachers has been
identified as an international issue. This paper
reports on an Australian study that sought to
identify the lived experiences of beginning
teachers in one independent school system
in their first three years. Areas such as the
teacher’s job satisfaction and impacting factors
were addressed. Data revealed that the main
drivers for teachers terminating their teaching
career in the first few years are connected to
work/life balance, the level of support from
administration, the teacher’s mentor, and the
level and appropriateness of the professional
development they are permitted to attend.
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Shields, Marion and Kilgour, Peter W.
"Valuing Early Career Teachers: Putting the Brakes on the Exodus,"
TEACH Journal of Christian Education: Vol. 12
, Article 8.
Available at: https://research.avondale.edu.au/teach/vol12/iss1/8