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ERIC Number: ED235582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-3
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Current Attractions of Teaching As Perceived by Preservice Students.
Allison, Derek J.
The population for this study of specific attractions to teaching was defined as the students enrolled in the primary-junior and intermediate-senior consecutive teacher education programs at an Ontario Faculty of Education. Respondents were required to rate the importance of 15 desirable opportunities offered by teaching and were also asked to indicate their degree of commitment to obtaining a teaching position and to a career in teaching. Comparisons with earlier studies indicate that the creative opportunities offered by teaching appear more important to contemporary students and that these students are more attracted to service to children, rather than to society in general or to broadly conceived ideals. Those who were strongly committed to obtaining a teaching position scored factors relating to creativity, children, subject, and prestige as more important to them than did those who were less strongly committed to obtaining employment as teachers. The less committed students considered the salary and working conditions as more important than did the strongly committed students. The intermediate-senior students considered the subject to be significantly more important to them than did the primary-junior students. Two summary tables accompany the text. (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada