ERIC Number: ED227054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Stages of Teachers' Careers: Implications for Professional Development.
Christensen, Judith; And Others
This monograph on the development of teachers' careers synthesizes researchers' prescriptions for early-, mid-, and late-career professional development; and describes successful programs that demonstrate sensitivity to the stages of teachers' growth. The first chapter, "Teachers' Career Development," reviews current adult- and career-stage theory, encompassing the areas of adult development, adult learning principles, and stages of teachers' careers. "Implications of Career-Stage Theory for Professional Development," the second chapter, describes how professional development programs for teachers can be redesigned, taking each stage of teacher development into account. In the third chapter, "Troubles and Triumphs in Career-Stage Professional Development," problems encountered in career-stage professional development are discussed along with experts' advice for minimizing them. A fourth chapter, "Future Directions," offers recommendations for further research in career-stage theory and professional development. A list of 119 references is included. (CJ)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Career Development, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Stages, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Professional Development, Teaching (Occupation), Vocational Maturity
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($2.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.