ERIC Number: ED241474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Socialization of Teachers: Career Rewards and Levels of Professional Concern.
Teacher education, when viewed along a professional continuum from preservice level to beginning level to experienced level, involves a socialization phenomenon which is only minimally described or understood by the profession. Several aspects of the socialization process--career rewards, levels of professional concern, and perceptions of the climate of the workplace--have been studied and begin to explain the changes that occur during the process. Sixty elementary school teachers, grouped at preservice, beginning, and experienced levels, responded to questionnaires assessing job satisfaction, communication patterns, and levels of professional concern. From the data, profiles of each professional level have been developed and differences between each teacher group on the questionnaire items have been analyzed. Job satisfaction ratings of all three teacher groups display little variation contrary to expectations based on the literature and experience. (Author/JMK)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Education Majors, Elementary School Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Peer Relationship, Professional Recognition, Recognition (Achievement), Socialization, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Stages of Concern
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (1st, Jackson Hole, WY, October 13-15, 1983).