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ERIC Number: EJ897909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Teaching: A Job or a Profession? The Perceptions of Educators
Martinez, Darla M.; Desiderio, Mike F.; Papakonstantinou, Anne
Educational Forum, v74 n4 p289-296 2010
Researchers designed a study to investigate educators' perceptions about whether teaching is a job or a profession. A survey was developed to investigate factors such as individual definitions of a job and a profession, years of experience teaching, grade level or category of education, and individual perceptions of a profession. The respondents were 401 upper-level undergraduate preservice teachers and graduate students who were professional educators. Data collected showed many aspects of individuals' perceptions of teaching including control of teaching and working situations, ethics, and personal perceptions of being a professional. Based on the findings from the study, researchers concluded that educators believe teaching is a profession. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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