ERIC Number: ED149660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
On Becoming a College Teacher. A Review of Three Variables. SREB Research Monograph No. 6.
Medalia, N. Z.
Research on the career development of college teachers is reported in this monograph. Numerous studies are included although the review is not meant to be exhaustive. Three variables widely used in study of recruitment to college faculty roles are examined: career decision, occupational image, and institutional potency. The variables seem to focus in a general way on the same stage in the recruitment or selection process for college faculty--the years of undergraduate preparation. This review does not assume that there is a shortage or surplus, present or impending, of college teachers, and offers only the suggestion that the whole controversy and concern over the "shortage" of faculty has operated to obscure what should be the real concern: the shortage of college learning rather than that of college teaching. The principal assumption that is made has to do with the value of conceptual clarity in the study of recruitment to occupations such as those in academe. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
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