Publication details for Dr Patrick BarmbyBarmby, P.W. (2006). Improving Teacher Recruitment and Retention: The Importance of workload and Pupil Behaviour. Educational Research 48(3): 247-265.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 0013-1881, 1469-5847
- DOI: 10.1080/00131880600732314
- Keywords: Teacher recruitment; Teacher retention; Telephone survey; Shortage subjects.
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The shortage of teachers in England and Wales continues to be a high profile area of scrutiny. Particular subjects (including mathematics; science and English) are categorized by the Training and Development Agency (TDA)for schools as priority or shortage subjects, and London especially has experienced particular shortages in teacher numbers over recent years.
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This paper reports on the findings from a telephone survey with teachers, examining the issues of teacher recruitment and retention. The paper highlights the important factors, as perceived by teachers, that impact on why teachers enter the profession, and also why they choose to leave.