ERIC Number: ED308140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Attraction to Teaching: A Study of Graduating Seniors at Columbia College and Barnard College. A Pilot Study.
Kane, Pearl R.
This pilot study addressed questions related to teacher recruitment of college graduates. The first part of the study reports the findings of a mail survey designed to gauge the plans of graduating seniors at Columbia College and Barnard College. Part two reports on the findings of a follow-up mail survey of those seniors who said they would consider taking a teaching job in an elementary or secondary school if offered the job. Findings indicated that low salaries and students' plans to attend graduate school were the major obstacles to entry into teaching. The follow-up survey revealed that enthusiasm for teaching does not lead to long-term commitment. The results of the survey indicate that higher pay and more opportunities for job advancement will be necessary to attract and keep well-educated young people in the teaching force. Copies of the two surveys are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).