ERIC Number: ED365649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Careers in Teaching Handbook.
Haselkorn, David; Calkins, Andrew
This handbook provides information and offers guidance and resources to help those who have expressed an interest in the teaching profession. The publication is organized into six chapters as follows: (1) "A Snapshot of the Profession" (why people choose to teach, the need for teachers, school reform and the nation's future, and what teachers like and don't like about their profession); (2) "Preparing To Be a Teacher" (the role of professional training, what's involved in teacher education, choosing a program that will suit one's needs, teacher demand by discipline and grade level, and financial aid for teacher education); (3) "Teacher Licensure and Certification Today" (why states license new teachers, teacher licensure vs. teacher certification, the licensure process, what to expect from standardized tests, and benefits and drawbacks of "alternative licensure" programs); (4) "Opportunities for Persons of Color" (the shortage of teachers of color, why diversity in the teaching profession is important, resources, scholarships, and contacts for persons of color); (5) "Finding a Job in Teaching" (where teacher demand is high, how to conduct a job search, what schools and districts look for, and working in nonpublic schools); and (6) "Making the Most of a Career in Teaching" (why most teachers are satisfied with their career, improving conditions for teachers, how good teachers retain their enthusiasm, and teachers' roles in local and national school reform). A closing essay "A Teacher's Story" by Janice Anderson Connolly is included. Each section provides useful information, resource lists, and/or address lists. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Choice, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Minority Group Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.