Literature reviews 2015

Author: Daniel Sperling

Chief Editor: Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua

Academic Advisor: Rinat Arviv Elyashiv

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This literature review focuses on teacher attrition and turnover based upon data from country members of the OECD, particularly English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and countries in western and northern (Scandinavian) Europe

In the education system, teacher attrition is one of the most disturbing phenomena in developed countries in recent years. Despite the fact that this process is natural and even positive for the proper dropouts, for the education system and for society, it has some serious implications for the profession, teachers’ quality, disparity in education and public expenditures in general. High rates of teacher attrition present an obstacle for students’ development and for providing qualified educational services, and they may lead to hiring inexperienced or unfit teachers.