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ERIC Number: EJ897521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teacher Education and the Choice to Enter the Teaching Profession: A Prospective Study
Rots, Isabel; Aelterman, Antonia; Devos, Geert; Vlerick, Peter
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n8 p1619-1629 Nov 2010
This two-wave survey study aimed at testing a hypothetical model of teacher education graduates' decisions about whether or not to take a teaching position upon graduation. The model focuses on the relationship between teacher education and graduates' choice on job entrance. Using path analysis and logistic regression, this model was tested in a sample of student teachers (n = 436), subsequently graduates (n = 251) of teacher training for secondary education. The results validate the relationship between teacher education variables and nearly graduates' intention to enter the teaching profession. Furthermore, this intention proves an imperative predictor of graduates' actual entrance. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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