Retaining new teachers has never been easy and when the teachers are on the fast track in urban settings, turnover and retention are real problems. This book examines how schools can work to recruit, support, and somehow hold on to new teachers, many of whom have only limited formal preparation and experience in the classroom. Getting and Keeping New Teachers explores the orientation of new teachers, their lives in urban schools, and the key role of school leadership and strong collegiality, all of which combine in some cases to support and retain new teachers in important ways.
Janet Mulvey is assistant professor at Pace University School of Education in New York and has served as school principal and teacher for over thirteen years. Her interests include politics, policy, and school research in urban settings. Bruce S. Cooper is professor of educational leadership at Fordham University and former president of the Politics of Education Association. His interests include labor relations, school finance, and school policies.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction - From Teacher Recruiting to Retention Chapter 3 Who Are these Recruits? Chapter 4 Principal's Administrative Leadership Chapter 5 Peers Who Care Chapter 6 Understanding Different Student Cultures Chapter 7 Overcoming Student Apathy Chapter 8 Managing The Classroom Chapter 9 Poor Resources, Poor Education = Fewer New Teachers Chapter 10 Lessons We've Learned