ERIC Number: ED243834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Recruitment and Socialization as Recurring Issues in Teacher Education.
Bogad, Carolyn McWilliams
A study explored the recruitment process, as perceived by preservice teachers who were beginning their teacher training year, and ongoing patterns of recruitment and socialization as they occured during the training year. Fifteen students, interviewed and observed during their student teaching, served as primary subjects throughout their credential program year. The remaining 55 students completing their credentials served as secondary subjects and were also interviewed and observed. Recruitment and socialization were found to exist among a series of subgroups in the subject population. Patterns of recruitment and socialization were found to be highly correlated to a third factor: utilization of university content in student teaching classrooms. Five patterns of original recruitment were delineated: (1) change the system/change society; (2) occupational fit; (3) What am I going to do with my life?--Round 1; (4) What am I going to do with my life?--Round 2; and (5) If you like History/English what else can you do? Extensive case studies are offered for each category. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).