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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2023, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2023.050709.

A Study of Teacher Attrition in Rural Primary and Secondary Schools under the Background of Rural Revitalization: A Survey in Y County, Yunnan Province


Dandan Wang

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Dandan Wang

School of Education, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, China


The key to rural revitalization lies in people, and the key to rural education revitalization lies in cultivating a rural teacher team that can be attracted and retained. However, there is still a serious problem of rural teacher loss in Yunnan province's rural education. After investigation, it was found that this is mainly due to external and internal factors. External factors include a large income gap between urban and rural teachers, and late salary payments. Rural teachers have low social status and occupational well-being. Internal factors include difficulties in adapting to rural life, lack of belongingness, excessive pressure, resulting in professional burnout and teacher loss. Therefore, in the author's opinion, attention should be paid to the introduction of talent for rural basic education. Through policy guidance, rural teacher income should be increased, model examples should be vigorously propagated to improve the social status of rural teachers, and promotion channels for teachers should be unblocked to enhance the attractiveness of rural talent acquisition. The goal is to create a rural teacher team that loves the countryside, is sufficient in quantity, has good quality, and is full of vitality, serving the purpose of rural revitalization.


rural revitalization, rural teacher, teacher loss

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Dandan Wang. A Study of Teacher Attrition in Rural Primary and Secondary Schools under the Background of Rural Revitalization: A Survey in Y County, Yunnan Province. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 47-50. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2023.050709.


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