National Library of Australia

The National Library Reading Rooms are now open at reduced hours. Find out more to plan your visit.

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 12 of 18
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Recruiting the Next Generation of Teachers [microform] : Conversations With High School Sophomores. Research Report 08-005 / Barnett Berry and Others
Bib ID 5502461
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Berry, Barnett
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
42 p. 
Summary

A report is given of a survey of 170 sophomores enrolled in advanced English classes and 205 sophomores enrolled in regular English classes. The students were questioned about their career expectations, their perceptions of teaching as a career, and current incentives for entry into the teaching profession. Findings indicated that only a small percentage of the students were interested in becoming teachers. Most students reported being discouraged from teaching by their own teachers and by parents who are teachers. Even for those students who possess altruistic career orientations, teaching was an unattractive career choice given the occupation's poor working conditions. Most of the students were generally oblivious to recent reforms in the teaching profession and underestimated teacher salaries. The first section of the report reviews relevant literature related to teaching as a career choice. Section two describes methods, including the overall approach, sampling and site selection, and data analysis. In section three, cross-site findings are delineated, including career expectations of the focus group, their views of teaching, and their views of particular incentives for entry into teaching. The final section contains conclusions and policy recommendations for state policymakers. (JD)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 400-86-0007.

Policymakers.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Career Choice.  |  Employment Opportunities.  |  Grade 10.  |  High School Students.  |  High Schools.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Teacher Salaries.  |  Teaching Conditions.  |  Teaching (Occupation)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC
Available From ERIC 

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED305345 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.