ERIC Number: ED291677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
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Selected Military Attitudes toward a Career in Teaching: A Potential Source of Teacher Candidates.
Watt, David M.
A recent study measured the attitudes toward teaching as a career among selected United States military personnel. The study dealt with persons leaving two branches of the armed service, the Army and the Navy, based on the assumption that they represented the bulk of the persons on active duty who comprise a potential source of teacher candidates. An attitudinal survey was distributed at two military installations to persons in their last week of active service. A group of veterans already attending college was drawn from a major university and included. A total of 171 participants were represented in the study. The results indicated a highly positive attitude toward teaching as a career on the part of military personnel. It is suggested that these positive attitudes toward a career in teaching were of sufficient strength to indicate that recruiting veterans for teacher preparation programs would be successful. The survey instrument is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting Mid-South Educational Research Association (Mobile, AL, November 11-13, 1987).