Improving Classroom Management and Teacher Retention: A Needs Assessment

Jill Stefaniak (University of Georgia, USA), Jilian L. Reynolds (Old Dominion University, USA) and Tian Luo (Old Dominion University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 226
EISBN13: 9781799817482|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0054-5.ch011
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Abstract

This case explores how a needs assessment was conducted at a middle school experiencing high rates of teacher turnover. Pamela Frost, an experienced instructional designer, was assigned to assess the situation and identify opportunities to improve professional development opportunities for the teachers. As a part of a needs assessment, Pamela gathered data to address needs pertaining to classroom management challenges, teacher attrition rates, and establishing relations with the local community. This case explores how Pamela gathered data and triangulated her findings to determine what interventions were needed.
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