Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
The goal of my study was to evaluate what factors support the decisions of teachers in Title I schools to remain at the same Title I school for multiple years. More specifically, my desired outcome for this study was to determine the factors which can be managed at a school-based level to positively affect teacher retention, thereby ensuring that students have access to fully qualified teachers on an ongoing basis. The study addressed the following research questions: 1) What factors motivated the teachers to accept employment at a Title I school? 2) What factors were instrumental in teachers remaining in teaching positions at the same Title I school? 3). What factors would encourage the teachers to leave employment at their current school? The context of this study included teachers from six high needs elementary schools that receive Title I funding within the same district. The outcomes included barriers to teachers working in Title I schools. The evaluation indicated a need for change. I created a change leadership plan that addresses methods to overcome barriers to teacher retention.
Stewart, Marica, "An Evaluation of Factors Influencing Teacher Retention in Title I Elementary Schools" (2022). Dissertations. 725.