ERIC Number: ED223609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-9
Reference Count: 0
Implications of Teacher Career Development: New Roles for Teachers, Administrators, and Professors.
Burden, Paul R.
Teacher career development deals with changes teachers experience throughout their careers, in: (1) job skills, knowledge, and behaviors; (2) attitudes and outlooks toward teaching; and (3) job events and advancement. A growing body of research indicates that teachers have different job skills, knowledge, behaviors, attitudes, and concerns at different points in their careers, and that these changes follow a regular developmental pattern. A study, useful for discussing and developing plans for professional growth, evaluates teachers' survival, adjustment, and mature stages. Administrators and supervisors should become familiar with the new research on teacher career development so that they can provide appropriate assistance for teachers, whether they are in the induction phase or nearing retirement. Teacher educators should examine and revise content in teacher training programs to prepare students for their first year of teaching. Information about teacher career development also would enable preservice teachers to be aware of and anticipate professional changes which they might experience. Questions about the value and characteristics of teacher career development, as well as on the responsibility of teacher educators, remain to be answered. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Summer Workshop of the Association of Teacher Educators (Slippery Rock, PA, August 9, 1982).