Many teachers leave the profession within five years of graduation, which is an issue of concern for teacher educators, education researchers, and education policy makers. In Western nations, between 25 and 40 percent of teachers stop teaching within five years of commencing (Hunt and Carroll 2003). Other estimates claim that up to 30 percent leave within three years and up to 50 percent within five years (Goddard and Goddard 2006). In Australia there are high levels of teachers leaving within the first eight years (OECD 2005), with estimates of those lost varying between 30 and 40 percent in the first five years (Ewing and Smith 2003; Ramsey 2000).
|Title of host publication||Narratives on Teaching and Teacher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||An International Perspective|
|Editors||Andrea M.A. Mattos|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9781349377152, 9780230612334|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|