Teacher Turnover: Research Questions

What are the characteristics of those who remain teaching?
What are the characteristics of those who leave teaching?
Does one state have a higher rate of teacher turnover than others?
Does a region of a state have a higher rate of teacher turnover than other regions?
Do urban schools have a greater turnover rate relative to rural schools?
Do teacher preparation courses actually prepare a teacher for the classroom?
Why would anyone want to remain a school teacher?
What variables influence the retention of teachers?
Do principals influence the retention of teachers?
Does the teacher turnover rate influence student learning in a negative or a positive manner?
Does one subject have a greater turnover rate of teachers?
Guarino, Santibanez, Daley and Brewer (2004) state math and science teachers are more likely to leave teaching than other single subject teachers.
What types of school district and school policies influence teacher retention?