Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience

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  • Source:
    Education Sciences, v9 Article 132 2019. 16 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1222560
      MDPI AG. Klybeckstrasse 64, 4057 Basel, Switzerland. Tel: e-mail: indexing@mdpi.com; Web site: http://www.mdpi.com
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2227-7102
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In current school environments, teacher recruitment, turnover, and retention present significant problems, particularly for rural and remote international schools in archipelagic countries. Employing the Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT), this study analyzed international school teachers with teaching experience at a Fijian international school about their career development, retention ideas, and the decision of teaching service. As there is not a large population of international school teachers in archipelagic countries due to the unique environment of the school and country, the researcher employed the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to better understand six international school teachers who have taught and are teaching at one of the Fijian international schools. The study categorized two directions for leaving and staying at a remote location. Participants indicated that the managerial styles, negative leadership, and limited social networking were the most significant challenges while respectfulness and simple living style were the most significant advantages of their Fijian teaching experience. As this study mainly focused on the issues for rural, remote, and archipelagic countries, the result of this study serves as one of the first blueprints for organizational leaders in those regions to improve their management styles in order to recruit and retain their skillful professionals.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1222560
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DOS SANTOS, L. M. Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience. Education Sciences, [s. l.], v. 9, 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 13 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Dos Santos LM. Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience. Education Sciences. 2019;9. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Dos Santos, L. M. (2019). Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience. Education Sciences, 9. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dos Santos, Luis Miguel. 2019. “Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience.” Education Sciences 9 (January). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Dos Santos, L. M. (2019) ‘Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience’, Education Sciences, 9. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 13 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dos Santos, LM 2019, ‘Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience’, Education Sciences, vol. 9, viewed 13 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Dos Santos, Luis Miguel. “Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience.” Education Sciences, vol. 9, Jan. 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dos Santos, Luis Miguel. “Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience.” Education Sciences 9 (January 1, 2019). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dos Santos LM. Recruitment and Retention of International School Teachers in Remote Archipelagic Countries: The Fiji Experience. Education Sciences [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Dec 13];9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1222560&custid=s8280428