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Should I stay or should I go? Explaining the role of students in the development of attrition-inducing attitudes among teachers in secondary education in Flanders (Belgium).

In Flemish secondary education, one in three starting teachers quits within five years. This indicates a profound dissatisfaction with teaching, often associated with increasing numbers of difficult-to-teach-students. Present research examines whether and how attrition-inducing attitudes associate with schoolsU+2018 student composition, considering studentsU+2018 culture. Uniquely, the research does not deal with teachersU+2018 perceptions of students, as these might be biased.

Date:1 Jan 2016  →  31 Dec 2019
Keywords:attrition, teachers, student culture
Disciplines:Social theory and sociological methods, Social stratification, Applied sociology, Policy and administration, Sociology of life course, family and health, Social psychology, Other sociology and anthropology