ERIC Number: ED183562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
It's a Good Job for a Woman (and a Man): Why Males and Females Choose to be Elementary School Teachers.
Interviews of male and female teachers working in a large urban center indicate that sex and socioeconomic variables are significant reasons for becoming elementary school teachers. Males decide to become elementary school teachers late in their college years or after graduation, often as a compromise career choice. Males appear willing to cross sex-typed job lines if they see opportunities for financial rewards, good working conditions, or upward mobility. In contrast, women often decide to become elementary school teachers before entering college, because they believe it offers more financial rewards and better working conditions than other female sex-type jobs. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Boston, MA, August 1979).