Title

Secondary Teacher Resignation in Western Australian: An Anthology of Existences

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre

RAS ID

14238

Comments

This article was originally published as: Fetherston, A. R., & Lummis, G. W. (2012). Secondary Teacher Resignation in Western Australian: An Anthology of Existences. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(4), 1-20. Original article available here

Abstract

In recent years, Western Australian school have faced a significant increase in the number of secondary school teacher resignations. By analysing qualitative data gathered from interviews of 11 recently resigned secondary teachers and three senior level administrators, the researchers sought to begin to understand the reasons behind a teacher attrition rate that has increased markedly since 2003. By placing the teachers' experiences within a framework of critical social theory, the paper outlines how collisions with power and the negative discourse encountered by teachers established their subsequent pathway to resignation. In outlining these pathways, we have provided an anthology of their existences.

DOI

10.14221/ajte.2012v37n4.1

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