Quality science teachers continue to be in short supply in the United States. This shortage can be attributed to a number of factors including a rapidly growing population, low numbers entering the field, retirement, and attrition. The case has been made that teacher shortage issues are most strongly related to teacher attrition. If we intend to address the concern over the supply of highly qualified teachers, we need to understand why teachers leave, who we are losing and how they are different from those who stay in teaching.His student teaching mentor was excellent and helped establish practical expectations for teaching. ... He finds the aquot;5 Eaquot; framework for learning to be much more useful because it places the emphasis on what is ... He says he believes in the scientific method and that kids learn more by aquot;screwing upaquot; than if they get it right.
|Title||:||Who are They and why are They Leaving?|
|Author||:||Jeffrey Thomas Ploegstra|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|