EFFECTS OF TEACHER AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS ON BLACK MALE CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHERS

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2023-04-24
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Johns Hopkins University
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Teacher retention impacts the success of student achievement and the education sector. The evolving education landscape means Black male novice teachers exit the classroom each year, which creates a financial burden for schools, disrupts the progression of student achievement, and leaves students without qualified teachers. Black and Brown children see Black male novice teachers as positive role models, knowledgeable, and inspiring figures who make a substantial difference in their lives. However, Black male novice teachers exit the education field at higher rates than veteran teachers. Black male novice teachers need additional training in content pedagogy, classroom management skills, and social capital to remain in the education field. Using ecological systems theory, social cognitive theory, and social network theory, the doctoral dossier project examined the empirical research surrounding the effects of teacher retention in charter schools. A research-informed intervention was developed focused on a professional learning community designed to equip Black male novice teachers with the necessary content knowledge, collaboration, and self-efficacy to enhance their belonging in the classroom.
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professional learning communities, charter schools, teacher preparation, teacher retention, and Black male novice teachers
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