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ERIC Number: ED313357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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Recruitment to Teaching in the United States and Japan: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis.
Muskin, Carol
This paper analyzes the number and quality of young adults currently choosing teaching as a career in the United States and Japan. As a foundation for comparing recruitment to the teaching profession in the two countries, a conceptual framework analyzing the the process of individual self-selection, as well as institutional selection of individuals into the profession is constructed. It is pointed out that the balance between the incentives to enter a profession, and the screens set by various institutions to train and select individuals for the profession, determines the quality of those who ultimately self-select and are selected. A brief description of the educational systems provides background for a qualitative summary of the number of individuals preparing for and entering teaching. The numerical data raises questions in terms of who chooses to pursue teaching in each country, and the quality of those selected. The next section of the paper addresses questions related to the quality of individuals attracted to the profession. The stages along the "pipeline" are examined to determine whether those in the pipeline will be sufficient in both quantity and quality to meet the needs of each society. Insights gleaned from the Japanese situation are used to question and support possible American reform options. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States