Slipping through the cracks: teachers who miss out on early career support

Kelly, Nick and Sim, Cheryl and Ireland, Michael (2018) Slipping through the cracks: teachers who miss out on early career support. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 46 (3). pp. 292-316. ISSN 1359-866X


This paper presents evidence from a nationally representative sample of early career teachers about those likely to miss out on formal support, and the employment conditions associated with this absence of support. It uses survey data from the Staff in Australia’s Schools Survey. Consistent with existing research, our results suggest a relationship between early career teachers with insecure employment and a lack of support. The findings suggest that, for early career teachers, being unsupported is associated with dissatisfaction with professional relationships and career opportunities; and that this dissatisfaction is associated with an intention to leave the profession.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 00:49
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 03:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education; pre-service; early career; casual; retention; attrition; job satisfaction; quantitative; early career teacher
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1441366

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