Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
school age care, professional development
Staff turnover in School-Age Care (SAC) is both pervasive, and problematic for program quality. This research surveyed 1,227 SAC practitioners on an array of variables, including personal and professional demographics as well as attitudes toward the field. Results support previous findings about staff turnover, demonstrating a strong relationship between wages and work hours and inclination to remain in the field. New information is provided about educational attainment, training, and attitudes about SAC. Findings strongly indicate a need for higher levels of training and professional preparation, extensive enhancement of the available resource base, and collaborative efforts designed to create more full-time, benefited positions in the field.
Recommended CitationMorrow, M. W. (2000). Lifers and Leavers: A Comparison of School-Age Care Practitioners Who Remain in the Field and Those Who Leave (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/56
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