Carol Wilkerson (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.
Attrition of Foreign Language Teachers: Workplace Realities
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2000 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 31–35, January 2000
How to Cite
Wilkerson, C. (2000), Attrition of Foreign Language Teachers: Workplace Realities. Foreign Language Annals, 33: 31–35. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2000.tb00887.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Little has been published about the attrition rates of foreign language teachers. Most extant research quantifies demographic information, such as gender or age, but not the reasons teachers leave. This study reveals that foreign language teachers leave the classroom if they are unable to cope with unexpected workplace realities, often as a result of having spent little time in the field prior to full-time teaching.