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ERIC Number: EJ926864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Focused Career Choices: How Teacher Educators Can Assist Students with Purposeful Career Decision-Making throughout a Teacher Education Program
Mahon, Jennifer; Packman, Jill
Teacher Education Quarterly, v38 n2 p131-146 Spr 2011
The authors believe that many teacher educators are charged with teaching and advising those seeking initial teacher licensure. They must make a concerted effort to have students reflect seriously on the meanings they are constructing of their work. They need to ask them to gauge continually their confidence in their career choice when they are engaged in learning what is required in the daily work of teaching. The authors state that teacher educators need to be in the business of preparing teachers who show up everyday focused on the task at hand, on the children, and not on planning for how they will get their "real job." This article seeks to illuminate aspects of career choice and conflict for teacher education students seeking initial licensure. Secondly, foundational knowledge on career decision-making is addressed. Finally, suggestions are made for ways in which a career-counseling model might be directly applied within a curriculum framework. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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