Retaining Teachers in Alberta Schools
Original Air Date:
Monday, March 12, 2012
25 per cent of Alberta Bachelor of Education graduates will never take a teaching job in the province. Of those who do, one-third will quit within five years.
While some suggest university education programs should be more selective in whom they accept, others question whether new teachers are learning the right skills to cope with the pressures of the classroom.
Why are so many new teachers steering clear of their chosen profession? How is this affecting Alberta students and classrooms?
Joining us for this discussion is Jacquie Hansen, President of the Alberta School Boards Association; Alena Manera, Vice President of Professional Development with the University of Alberta Education Students' Association; and, Dennis Theobald, Associate Executive Secretary with the Alberta Teachers' Association.
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