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ERIC Number: ED377142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 17
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Why Our Young Teachers Don't Get Jobs: And What We Can Do about It!
Fenwick, Tara; Parsons, Jim
Teacher education in Canada is an institution largely enshrined in tradition and certain unquestioned assumptions. It is about preparing teachers to work in school situations. Teacher educators must teach education majors a broader vision of these opportunities, and focus on "education" rather than just on classrooms and schools. Opportunities for new education graduates include adult education, popular education, recreational education, community education, home schooling, and training and development. In the worlds of business and industry, financial service, health care, civil service, and a multitude of other agencies, mammoth needs are surfacing for training and development. The world of business and industry needs specialists who can envision new possibilities for collaborative learning in the workplace, develop effective relationships with learners, build community, and help learners listen to each other and the world around them. Besides their own training needs, many agencies in business, industry, and government provide educational services to the public requiring pedagogical expertise in designing programs, leading workshops, and creating materials. Examples are cited of teachers creating their own jobs to provide new and marketable educational services. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada