Roots of attrition: Reflections of teacher candidates in Title I Schools

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Pearman, Cathy J.
Lefever-Davis, Shirley

Pearman, C. & Lefever-Davis, S. (2012). Roots of Attrition: Reflections of Teacher Candidates in Title I Schools. Critical Questions in Education Online Journal, 3(1). Retrieved from


The purpose of this study was to identify threads in teacher candidate journals and written reflections that are consistent or reflective of the reasons novice teachers report for leaving the profession.

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