About half of Australia's young teachers are resigning within five years of starting work because they have not developed enough resilience to cope with -
* difficult students,
* heavy workload
* and bad relationships with colleagues,
according to a study published by The Australian Journal of Education.
"Many teachers begin and bounce from one short-term contract to another for some years when they previously thought the job was going to provide them with long-term career security," said Melbourne University senior lecturer in psychology Dr Terry Bowles, the study's co-author.
"They see friends and same-age peers in less demanding occupations, working less hard with shorter working hours with few underlying commitments."
Principals urge remote placement to prepare teachers for workload, David Henning, Herald Sun, 27 November 2016
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