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ERIC Number: EJ915829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Why Men Become Elementary School Teachers: Insights from an Elementary Teacher Education Program
Sanatullova-Allison, Elvira
Action in Teacher Education, v31 n4 p28-40 Win 2009
Male teachers are in demand in U.S. elementary schools and elementary teacher education programs. The 2002 National Education Association's Representative Assembly approved a measure to "identify, recognize, recruit, and retain" more male teachers, with an emphasis on elementary and minority teachers. The present article reports on a qualitative multiple-case study that explored the factors that influence men to enter the field of elementary education, as described by nine male students enrolled in a predominantly female elementary teacher education program at a Midwestern university in the United States. The data were collected through interviews and documents, and the QSR NVivo software program was used to analyze the data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States