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ERIC Number: EJ555424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Converting from Secondary to Primary: Strategic or Magnetic Decisions?
Draper, Janet
School Leadership & Management, v17 n3 p347-55 Oct 1997
Some Scottish teachers voluntarily change sector from secondary to primary or vice versa, requiring them to take a shortened training ("conversion") course and assume probationary status. This paper analyzes 122 teachers' career-change motives, distinguishing between strategic reasons (more jobs in the new sector) and magnetic reasons (intrinsic attractions or disincentives). Magnetic reasons were more frequently reported. Some teachers mentioned unrealistic expectations. (12 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)