Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (2011) indicates that almost a third of America’s teachers leave the field sometime during their first three years of teaching. The attrition rate for those who enter through some alternative pathway can be as high as 60%. New teachers cite classroom management, ESL, and lack of preparation or support as key reasons behind their decision. Therefore, additional training that increases new teacher confidence and preparation is vital. Quality training for teachers entering 21st century classrooms and appropriate instructional practices for today’s learners is a must.
The College of Education at Angelo State University publishes a peer-reviewed journal annually. The Educators Perspective Journal is dedicated to the dissemination of research emphasizing teacher preparation, successful school cultures, teacher quality, instructional effectiveness, innovative pedagogy, and educational practices with student achievement in mind.