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ERIC Number: ED390829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 22
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Recruitment into Teaching: An Intergenerational Analysis.
Bell, Martie; And Others
This study investigated differences in recruitment patterns between veteran and student physical education teachers. Five veteran and five student teachers were interviewed with interview questions based upon previous socialization research. Questions were aimed at discovering the subjects' physical activity participation background, education experiences, reasons for choosing a teaching career, and their career goals. A life-history approach allowed the investigators to link contextual life experiences with occupational aspirations and motives. Interview transcripts were analyzed using the constant comparative method. Four themes emerged that distinguished the recruitment patterns of the novice and veteran teachers: (1) background experiences, (2) personal qualities, (3) career goals, and (4) significant others. New recruits tended to see coaching rather than teaching as their primary career goal, tended to have experienced a greater variety of sports, and credited their previous coaching experiences as most influential in career choice. Reasons given by students today for selecting a career in physical education teaching are not what they were a generation ago. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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