North Carolina and South Carolina Administrators' Perceptions of the Factors Contributing to Teacher Attrition and Districts' Recruitment and Retention Practices
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore North Carolina and South Carolina Human Resources administrators' perceptions of the factors contributing to teacher attrition and to examine the district's recruitment and retention practices. There were 19 human resources administrators from school districts in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina whom participated via phone interviews. The interviews were recorded and transcribed into textual data to analyze recurring patterns and themes. Based on the responses from the human resources administrators several recurring themes emerged: (a) salary, (b) respect and support of the profession, (c) transition into teaching, (d) teacher workload, (e) time management, and (f) accountability. The participants reported that their districts offered professional development and celebratory activities to recognize their teachers as a strategy for retention. One district reported using the results from the annual teacher satisfaction survey to drive changes in the schools and for school improvement. It is recommended that this study be replicated to examine principals' and teachers' perceptions on the factors they believe contribute to the teacher shortage and to analyze university teacher education programs on how professors prepare student teachers for longevity in the teaching profession.
Long-Lane, Shamica Danielle, "North Carolina and South Carolina Administrators' Perceptions of the Factors Contributing to Teacher Attrition and Districts' Recruitment and Retention Practices" (2016). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI13890289.