publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

RETAIN early career teacher retention programme: evaluating the role of research informed continuing professional development for a high quality, sustainable 21st century teaching profession

Ovenden-Hope, Tanya; Blandford, Sonia; Cain, Tim; Maxwell, Bronwen;
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  • Published: 21 Sep 2018 Journal: Journal of Education for Teaching, volume 44, pages 590-607 (issn: 0260-7476, eissn: 1360-0540, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Teacher recruitment and retention is an international challenge. In England the government have reported that more teachers leave before retirement age than five years ago, 30% within five years and schools are finding it difficult to fill posts with quality teachers . This paper evaluates the contribution of the research-informed RETAIN Early Career Teacher (ECT) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme for developing and retaining quality teachers. RETAIN was a yearlong CPD pilot for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in primary schools in Cornwall, UK (a region with high levels of socio-economic disadvantage). The programme design was informed by researc...
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free text keywords: Professional learning community, Pedagogy, Disadvantaged, Disadvantage, Curriculum development, Social constructivism, Retirement age, Precept, Coaching, business.industry, business, Psychology
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