ERIC Number: ED228234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment to Teaching During College: Results from the NLS.
Bethune, Stuart B.
A study explored characteristics, backgrounds, and social contextual influences which affect the movement of female students into teacher education programs during college. Using a nationally representative longitudinal sample of college students during the period 1972 through 1976, patterns of movement to and from education were described, and causal models were examined which compare the effects of several variables on differentiating education majors from those in other fields, those in similar, traditionally female fields, and those in dissimilar, traditionally male-dominated fields. Variables included ability, social class background, academic performance, residential background, self-concept, and college selectivity. Results indicated important patterns of influences during these early years of occupational staging which correspond closely with the characteristics of relatively open access, compatibility with traditional female roles, middle class status, and limited intrinsic and extrinsic rewards which are associated with the teaching occupation. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 1983).