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ERIC Number: EJ893567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Perspectives of High-Achieving Women on Teaching
Snodgrass, Helen
New Educator, v6 n2 p135-152 2010
High-achieving women are significantly less likely to enter the teaching profession than they were just 40 years ago. Why? While the social and economic reasons for this decline have been well documented in the literature, what is lacking is a discussion with high-achieving women, as they make their first career decisions, about their perceptions of teaching and what makes it more or less desirable than other professions. This study explored what they are looking for in a career, their views on teaching, and the sources that have influenced those beliefs with the goal of identifying approaches to reversing the current trend. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A