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ERIC Number: ED308170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Characteristics of Students Entering the Teaching Profession.
Frusher, Susan S.; Newton, Tom
This study examined selected characteristics of students entering the teaching profession. Student attitudes regarding the teaching profession, student reasons for selecting teaching as a career, and student reasons for attending Northeastern State University (NSU) in Oklahoma were included. Relationships between selected personal and academic characteristics and reasons which have not been emphasized in the literature were also examined in this study. Subjects for the study were 326 students enrolled in a required introduction to education course at NSU. Observations made from data gathered indicated that there are more females than males, more whites than non-whites, and more students from small high schools than large schools entering the teaching profession. Most students regard teaching as a profession and have chosen it as their first career choice. Reasons for attending NSU included its closeness to home and strong academic reputation. The assumption is made that a large portion of education students entering the teaching profession in Oklahoma are willing to move if a job is offered. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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