ERIC Number: ED255519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Career Development: A Comparison of College-Aged and Older-Adult Preservice Teachers.
Cohen, Margaret W.
Differences in preparing teachers' orientations to the profession and their career goals and aspirations were examined as a function of their life stages and ages. Intensive interviews were conducted before and after the student teaching experience. Half of the student teachers were classified as returning students or adult learners. The other half were college-aged students matched on demographic characteristics. Analyses of the interview data indicated that the two groups had different types of expectations, concerns, anxieties, and commitments to teaching. These differences show how socialization into the profession is affected by the nonacademic experiences of preparing teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March, 1982). For related document, see SP 025 993.