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ERIC Number: EJ929373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Career Trajectories of Urban Teachers: A Continuum of Perspectives, Participation, and Plans Shaping Retention in the Educational System
Rinke, Carol R.
Urban Education, v46 n4 p639-662 Jul 2011
This article addresses teacher retention in urban schools, focusing on high-need secondary science classrooms. As a longitudinal study, this research investigated how eight case study teachers conceived of their careers and career moves. The experiences and perspectives of three case study teachers indicated that they were situated along a continuum from those who aimed to "integrate" fully into the educational system to those who wanted to "participate" in it for a limited period of time. Teachers negotiated their perspectives with the workplace context to shape participation in school communities, relationships with students and colleagues, and career directions. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A