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ERIC Number: ED374897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-18
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Getting Professional: Preparing To Work with Young Children.
Karr, Jo Ann
This essay discusses the concerns of college students and graduates regarding the teaching profession, and reviews the experiences of a former teacher who is now a university professor of education. The problem of credit transfer between community college and university programs is examined, along with the job market for new teachers. Prospective teachers need to maintain good grades, engage in leadership and volunteer activities, take part in professional organizations, and develop a marketable specialty. Prospective teachers should not avoid big-city schools when seeking employment, despite the substandard conditions and poor schools in some areas. Many effective, though largely unpublicized, schools and programs exist in the inner cities. The contributions that a dedicated teacher can make in a school with students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, even with limited resources, are significant and highly rewarding. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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