ERIC Number: ED412167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
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Common Assumptions about Second Career Teachers and the Social Studies.
Jenne, Joel T.
This study examines the perspectives that second career teachers with prior military career experience bring to the profession of teaching and specifically to the teaching of social studies. The study was organized around five questions relating to the life and career histories of second career teachers, the commonalities in the educational perspectives held by this preservice teacher population, the qualities second career teachers from the military bring to their new profession, the attraction of education for former military personnel, and common elements that might be shared by the subject matter of social studies and military experiences. A life history methodology was used in the main data collection from the four participants' lives. The four case studies were the basis for understanding the patterns relating to family, community, religion, schooling, work, race, class, and gender that emerged as significant themes from the stories of the participants. Each participant is briefly discussed in a separate case. The four case studies are followed by a cross case comparison in which common themes and patterns are discussed. Differences among cases are discussed to elucidate how individual differences were played out in common institutional and career contexts. Contains 33 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York