ERIC Number: ED347157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Teachers' Career and Promotion Patterns: A Sociological Analysis.
The study reported in this book demonstrates that teachers engage in career planning as systematically as members of any other profession: career movement of teachers is patterned; status, rewards, location and working conditions matter; and the costs and benefits of vertical and horizontal mobility are carefully calculated. The book is organized into nine chapters, following a listing of tables and figures as well as a foreword. The chapters are organized as follows: (1) an introduction provides background on the sociological study of work, maps the content of occupational sociology, and presents an overview of this study; (2) a review of research and literature relevant to ways of conceptualizing work careers establishes a framework of sociological concepts appropriate for a study of occupations; (3) reports on what is known about teaching careers within the previously developed framework; (4) provides a description of the structural context within which teachers are employed; (5) outlines the research design and procedures adopted; (6) presents information on the personal and professional characteristics of promoted teachers; (7) analyzes career history information on Tasmanian teachers; (8) describes teachers' perceptions of teaching careers; and (9) provides research results, summarizes main findings, offers policy recommendations, and suggests further research needs. Five appendices include propositions tested, information from Education Department personnel files, a copy of a careers in education project questionnaire, individual and group interview questions, and statistics on career profiles of promoted teachers. (LL)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Quality of Working Life, Social Science Research, Sociology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Promotion, Teacher Welfare, Teaching (Occupation)
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 ($84 hardcover--ISBN-0-75070-000-9; $32 paper--ISBN-0-75070-001-7).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Australia (Tasmania)