TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON THE ELEMENTS THAT MOST IMPACT TEACHER RETENTION
This study captured and obtained a deeper understanding of teachers’ perceptions regarding the elements that most impact their decision to remain in the profession. This study used the InQuiry process to investigate the perceptions of current teachers in northeastern North Carolina. The InQuiry methodology allowed for the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data to gain a deeper understanding of the values, beliefs, and experiences that shaped these teachers’ perceptions. The InQuiry began with a Q sort and subsequent focus group interviews were conducted with participants from each viewpoint to gain deeper insights. An analysis of the data collected revealed three distinct viewpoints: (1) Leadership Matters, (2) Students Matter, and (3) Education Matters. Findings from the study emphasized the role of administration, creating a student-centered work environment, and a deep belief in the value of education in society combined with the desire to work with children. The findings also generated implications for policy, practice, and further research.
Delano-Gemzik, Jennifer. (April 2017). TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON THE ELEMENTS THAT MOST IMPACT TEACHER RETENTION (Doctoral Dissertation, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6203.)
Delano-Gemzik, Jennifer. TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON THE ELEMENTS THAT MOST IMPACT TEACHER RETENTION. Doctoral Dissertation. East Carolina University, April 2017. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6203. October 17, 2018.
Delano-Gemzik, Jennifer, “TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON THE ELEMENTS THAT MOST IMPACT TEACHER RETENTION” (Doctoral Dissertation., East Carolina University, April 2017).
Delano-Gemzik, Jennifer. TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON THE ELEMENTS THAT MOST IMPACT TEACHER RETENTION [Doctoral Dissertation]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; April 2017.
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