ERIC Number: ED115582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Who Are the New Teachers? A Look at 1971 College Graduates.
Sharp, Laure M.; Hirshfeld, Sarina B.
This report is a descriptive analysis of prospective and working teachers, using data collected from college students in 1967, when they were freshmen, and in 1971. Only those completing their baccalaureate degrees by 1971 were included in this study, and focus was on those interested in teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The purpose of the study was to see what changes there have been over the years since the last national data were collected on what kind of students either choose and stay with or reject a teaching career. The report is presented in the following three parts: (1) Success in Obtaining Early Teaching Jobs by Selected Personal and Institutional Characteristics; (2) Career Plans of New Teachers; and (3) Change or Stability in Education Career Goals from 1967 to 1971, by Selected Personal and Institutional Characteristics. Personal characteristics include background, academic achievement, and career and attitudinal items. Institutional characteristics include level and control size, region, and selectivity of freshmen institutions. Extensive supportive tables, a technical appendix, and an appendix showing the original and followup questionnaires are included. (CD)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Students, Education Majors, Elementary School Teachers, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Placement, Secondary School Teachers
Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., 1990 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.