Walking with teachers: A study to explore the importance of teacher wellbeing and their careers

Sue Langford, Megan Crawford

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Abstract

Teacher turnover and retention is a global challenge. It appears that in times of teacher shortages, policymakers often focus on recruitment. Yet, it could be argued that focussing on retaining experienced teachers not only addresses teacher shortages but provides additional benefits to the teachers, their students, and the teaching profession. The aim of this interpretive case study was to investigate the views of experienced primary school teachers. Twelve teachers, who had taught in English primary schools for more than five years, participated in walking interviews. The research looked at the areas where teachers want to feel supported by the culture of the school, created by the leadership team.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-press)
Number of pages23
JournalManagement in Education
Volume(In-press)
Early online date7 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Feb 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society (BELMAS).

Keywords

  • leadership
  • sustainability
  • teachers
  • walking
  • wellbeing
  • word

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Strategy and Management

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