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ERIC Number: EJ925915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Georgia's Grow-Your-Own Teacher Programs Attract the Right Stuff
Swanson, Peter B.
High School Journal, v94 n3 p119-133 Spr 2011
There is a shortage of educators and there are various factors that account for the lack of teachers. Millions of new teachers will be needed in the near future and the present study juxtaposes the vocational personality profiles of adolescents (N = 262) participating in Future Educators of America programs in Georgia to in-service teachers' profiles as determined by Holland's "Self-Directed Search" inventory. Using Holland's theoretical framework for congruence between one's personality and the workplace as a lens, the results indicated that adolescents in the future educator programs shared the same Holland code as in-service teachers. Noting that teachers tend to return to the area in which they were raised, findings from this research have serious implications for the identification and recruitment of tomorrow's teaching force. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Directed Search