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ERIC Number: ED200570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Career Planning for the Educator: Validating Current Career Development Theories.
DeLong, Thomas J.; Kay, Richard
The theory that certain motivation/talent/value drives formed through work experience function to guide and constrain entire careers is examined. This "career anchor" theory focuses upon what the individual feels are major areas of personal strength. This occupational self concept is based on how the individual perceives personal talents and abilities, motives and needs, and attitudes and values. A questionnaire was submitted to secondary inservice teachers to test the validity of the "career anchor" theory. Results indicated that four main categories of teachers may exist: those who identify managerial competence, creativity, and identity as career values; those who value service and variety; those who had security and technical competence as central themes in their career decisions; and those who focused on autonomy. These results are analyzed as they pertain to organizational turnover in the schools, the phenomenon of teacher burnout, and the training and development functions within educational organizations. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A