Welcome: Retaining Quality Teachers

The Retaining Quality Teachers study is an ARC funded project (Keeping the best: How school leaders engage and retain high quality early career teachers - ARC Linkage Grant LP130100830) which is investigating school leaders’ use of sophisticated micropolitical strategies and tactics that promote the retention of high quality early career teachers.

Attracting and retaining high quality early career teachers to the profession is of international concern as it has far reaching economic and social implications for all nations. In Australia, teacher workforce development has focused predominantly on attracting and recruiting quality teachers, with less attention given to the broader retention process.

This study will investigate how school leaders influence new teachers and foster their professional commitment. Furthermore, it will identify micropolitical strategies and activities that can be employed by leaders to promote the effective engagement and retention of quality early career teachers.

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