River Journeys: Narrative Accounts of South Australian Preservice Teachers during Professional Experience

Faye McCallum, Brenton Prosser

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarratives on Teaching and Teacher Education
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective
EditorsAndrea M.A. Mattos
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter6
Pages91-106
Number of pages16
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780230622913
ISBN (Print)9781349377152, 9780230612334
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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    McCallum, F., & Prosser, B. (2009). River Journeys: Narrative Accounts of South Australian Preservice Teachers during Professional Experience. In A. M. A. Mattos (Ed.), Narratives on Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Perspective (1 ed., pp. 91-106). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230622913