ERIC Number: ED171697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Middle-Aged Experienced Teachers' Perceptions of Their Career Development.
Newman, Katherine K.
Ten teachers who had experienced two and three decades of classroom teaching were interviewed to determine what stages their careers had passed through and how their attitudes had changed over the years. The teaching careers of these individuals were characterized by early job mobility, high satisfaction in the first decade followed by restlessness and a feeling of crisis as retirement approached. Their personal attitudes toward discipline gradually changed. They altered their teaching methods over the years and became more flexible in dealing with students. As they matured they achieved a more positive rapport with students and a more relaxed confidence. (JD)
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 (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)