Part of the Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education book series (PROD, volume 16)


This chapter establishes the importance of attracting and retaining quality teachers to the profession. The chapter outlines emerging international concerns about changes in the teacher labour market and the importance of promoting early career teacher retention as demand for teachers intensifies. The chapter outlines the structure of the book and briefly describes each chapter and the contributions they make to the overall aims of the book.



This chapter is an outcome of the Retaining Quality Teachers Study funded by the Australian Research Council (LP130100830). The Principals Australia Institute contributed funds and in-kind support to this project. Note: the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect Principals Australia Institute’s policies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationWestern Sydney UniversitySydneyAustralia

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