Coggins, C., & Peske, H. (2011). New teachers are the new majority. Education Week, 30(17), 21-23.
“Teachers with 10 or fewer years’ experience now constitute over 52 percent of our teaching force”
Cross, K. (2011, May). Examining the role of principals in the retention of new teachers. Retrieved November 21, 2011, from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED519572.pdf
Ingersoll, R. M. (2011, Mar). Do we produce enough mathematics and science teachers? Phi Delta Kappan, 92(6) 37-41.
Research shows that a large portion of newly prepared teachers never teach. This is known as pre-employment attrition.
What the data do show is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, our nation does produce enough qualified math and science teachers to cover both student enrollment and teacher retirement increases.
Our data show that teaching has far higher annual turnover than some higher-status or higher pay occupations (such as lawyers, engineers, architects, professors, pharmacists), about the same turnover as police, but less turnover than some lower status lines of work (such as correctional officers, childcare workers, secretaries).
Worthy Quote: 33,000 math and science teachers left teaching after the 2008 school year.
Johnson, M. (2011, March). The inside scoop on retaining new teachers. Principal Leadership, 11(7), 61-63.
Pirkle, S. F.(2011). Stemming the tide: Retaining and supporting science teachers. Science Educator, 20(2), 42-46.