ERIC Number: ED237490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Analysis of Entry to Teaching Utilizing National Longitudinal Study Data. Preliminary Report.
Vance, Victor S.
This study describes the changes in demographic characteristics of beginning teachers who entered the profession between 1956-57 and 1976. Existing literature on beginning teachers is examined to construct an image of the changes that have occurred among those choosing teaching careers. National and statewide samples are reviewed; however, demographic factors such as age, sex, race, and marital status are described only in national terms. A review of the literature on changes in characteristics includes information on: (1) age; (2) sex; (3) race; (4) marital status; (5) occupational inheritance; (6) commitment to teaching as a career; (7) idealism and locus of control; (8) academic ability and recruitment into the teaching occupation; (9) college selectivity, grade point average, and career commitment; (10) attrition among teachers selected into the occupation; and (11) academic ability and attrition of teachers from educational occupations. A list of sub-samples and tables, of the National Longitudinal Study, that will be examined in a final report is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A