Is There a Generation Gap in Teaching?

November 30, 2005 1 min read

Teachers entering the profession today have far different career expectations than the large cohort that is now nearing retirement, according to Harvard education professor Susan Moore Johnson. Among other things, she says, new teachers need greater interaction with colleagues and expect career advancement through new positions.

What’s your view? Is the teaching profession changing in terms of career expectations and needs? Is there a generational divide among teachers? Why is the attrition rate among new teachers so great? What can school systems do?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.