Research Participants Sought – Why Do Teachers Go?

Academic submissions New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 21 November 2022
Notice reference #: 1HAY5Q

Why Do Teachers Go?

The exit reasons of teachers leaving the classroom.

The purpose of this study is to research why teachers leave the classroom. The aim is to look at the reasons and see if anything can be done to improve teacher retention in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly at a time when the profession is under tremendous pressure. This research will collect data internationally as well as using interviews to gain insight into the experience of teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is hoped to gather both Māori and non-Māori, participants for this study to gain a depth of insight into the issues facing the profession nationally. 

Do you know any teachers who have trained and then left the classroom? We are keen to get the word out about this project to gain rich insight into the Aotearoa Experience.

Participants will be asked to attend a single interview via Zoom, which will take around thirty minutes.  If you could please forward this notice to anyone you might know in your whānau or community that has left the classroom and may have the time to contribute their story, we would be grateful.

Please register your interest on this digital form, used to contact prospective research participants. ResearchWhyTeachersLeave

This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee. 
Reference: 22/098 
For further information contact

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

16 November 2022 – 16 January 2023

Further information

Contact: College of Education, Otago University (*Ethics Approved Research Project: Reference: 22/098 )

 (027) 613 8448