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Title: Teachers' motivations for working in rural schools
Contributor(s): Lyons, Terence  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: This paper reports on the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data concerning Australian teachers' motivations for taking up, remaining in, or leaving teaching positions in rural and regional schools. The data were collected from teachers (n = 2940) as part of the SiMERR National Survey, though the results of the qualitative data analysis were not published with the survey report in 2006. The teachers' comments provide additional insight into their career decisions, complementing the quantitative findings. Content and frequency analyses of the teachers' comments reveal individual and collective priorities which together with the statistical evidence can be used to inform policies aimed at addressing the staffing needs of rural schools.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: International Symposium For Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE): Innovation for Equity in Rural Education, Armidale, Australia, 11th - 14th Febuary, 2009
Source of Publication: Innovation for Equity in Rural Education: Proceedings of the International Symposium For Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE), p. 167-177
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130106 Secondary Education
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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