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ERIC Number: ED209209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Certificate Recipients at the University of Michigan 1946 through 1976: A 1980 Follow-up Study.
Stark, Joan S.; And Others
A survey was conducted of 2933 University of Michigan graduates who had obtained teaching certificates from 1946 to 1976. Information was sought on teacher career patterns and what teachers see as important criteria for professional success. An attempt was made also to ascertain how many graduates have persisted as teachers and, if they have not, what careers they have pursued. A second purpose of the study was to compare certified teachers who had continued to pursue teaching careers with those who, either initially or after a few years of teaching, had chosen some other occupation. In this summary report of results, the respondents are described in some detail, and information is provided for the entire group when it is pertinent. Comparisons are given of the responses of"career teachers" and other fully employed individuals. Respondents were asked for information on: (1) initial employment; (2) future career prospects; (3) appropriateness of their education; (4) satisfaction with life and progress; (5) satisfaction with their education; and (6) factors which should be used in evaluating teachers. Thirty-seven tables present comparisons of responses between career teachers and non-educators in specific areas and responses to other items on the survey. This report is limited by response frequencies and some preliminary statistical tests to identify possible differences in mean responses between the groups on particular items. In a number of forthcoming articles, the data will be examined in more detail. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A