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ERIC Number: ED246350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Career Awareness, Self Exploration and Self-Assessment for Teaching.
McWhirter, J. Jeffries; And Others
This paper describes a program, developed and instituted in the College of Education at Arizona State University, for entry-level education students which helps them assess themselves and their commitment, strengths, and needs related to teaching as a career. The self-assessment program contains several components including an observational/participation experience, lecture input on the field of education, discussion classes with teacher education faculty, basic skill and personality testing, and participation in a Career Awareness and Self Exploration (CASE) group. The themes of the CASE Groups (i.e., self-disclosure, trust, communication, anxiety, self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecy, and small group behavior) are highlighted. Results are presented which suggest that after the program some students reject education and teaching as a career choice, others change their major or focus, many intend to add to their areas of competency, and most continue with a renewed commitment to their career choice. The appendices provide a concise summary of each program component, including the rationale and course structure, the self-assessment component, the CASE groups, group themes, and assessment instruments. Results and benefits of the program are outlined also. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A