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Kelly, Nick; Cespedes, Marcela; Clarà, Marc; Danaher, Patrick A. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This paper investigates the complex factors that lead to early career teachers (ECTs) deciding to leave the profession. It extends prior studies to show the associations that different elements of preservice education (PSE), early career support, and on-the-job satisfaction have with the intention to leave the profession. The study uses data from…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Intention, Teacher Persistence, Preservice Teacher Education
Skaff-Schumaker, Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Although reasons for job satisfaction among permanent teachers are well known, timely studies to explore lack of job satisfaction among substitute teachers have been lacking. The purpose of this qualitative, multiple-case study was to explore job satisfaction among substitute teachers in K-12 public schools in the United States. The theoretical…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Elkins, Aaron J.; Nevares, Mary; Dyer, Renee; Bryan, Len – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Although school libraries have changed greatly since the publication of the first set of school library standards in 1920 (National Education Association and North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 1920), each subsequent iteration of the standards has sought to define the next incarnation of a profession undergoing continual…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Standards, Career Development
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McKillop, Ewa; Moorosi, Pontso – School Leadership & Management, 2017
This paper presents findings from a study examining the career development experiences of female head-teachers in the south of England. Adapting a three-stage career model, the study examined different stages of the women's lives and careers in order to understand what encouraged and influenced them to become educational leaders and how their…
Descriptors: Career Development, Principals, Females, Educational Administration
Bamgbose, Olamojiba Omolara – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study employed a grounded theory approach to explore the evolving professional identity of novice school counselors. Participants, who are currently employed as school counselors at the elementary, middle, or high school level with 1-4 years' experience, were career changers from other helping professions and graduates from an intensive school…
Descriptors: Novices, School Counselors, Professional Identity, Counselor Attitudes
Parham, Janis Newby; Gordon, Stephen P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Public schools have hired over 17,000 veterans who have participated in Troops to Teachers (TTT), a federal program designed to assist those leaving careers in the military to transition into teacher careers. Despite some educators' bias against former service members, the advantages of hiring veterans as teachers are manifold. Veterans typically…
Descriptors: Veterans, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mentors, Social Support Groups
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Holme, Richard; Robb, Anna; Berry, William – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study explores the factors that influenced the transition made by three participants from primary class teacher (or first-order practitioner) to Teacher Education (TE) lecturer (or second-order practitioner) in a Scottish Teacher Education Institution. The self-study case study methodology explored the factors that encouraged, and potentially…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Occupational Aspiration, Teacher Motivation, Case Studies
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Milsom, Amy; Moran, Kristen – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2015
Through a phenomenological study, the experiences of 8 early-career school counselor educators who entered academia directly from positions as P-12 school counselors were examined. Results revealed that the participants experienced numerous challenges and supports related to their transition. Recommendations for counselor educators, doctoral…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counselor Training, Counselor Educators, Phenomenology
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Amin, Suhaida Mohd; Satar, Nurulhuda Mohd; Yap, Su Fei – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
The theoretical model for economic development states that development in science and technology is the key to increased productivity. Upon realizing this, the Malaysian government has targeted 60 to 40 per cent of students for Science to Arts field at the tertiary level of education. However the rate of participation in science-based programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Specialization, Women Faculty, Womens Studies
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Howes, Loene M.; Goodman-Delahunty, Jane – Issues in Educational Research, 2015
For early-career teachers in particular, teacher attrition and retention has been the focus of international research. We aimed to provide a more holistic view of teacher attrition and retention in an Australian educational context by including the perspectives of a cross-section of current and former teachers with various lengths of teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence
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Robertson, Heather C.; Brott, Pamelia E. – Professional Counselor, 2014
Many military veterans face the challenging transition to civilian employment. Military veteran members of a national program, Troops to Teachers, were surveyed regarding life satisfaction and related internal/external career transition variables. Participants included military veterans who were currently or had previously transitioned to K-12…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Midlife Transitions, Military Personnel, Veterans
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Marinell, William H.; Johnson, Susan Moore – Educational Policy, 2014
This study uses an innovative methodology and six waves of "Schools and Staffing Survey" data spanning two decades (1988-2008) to assess the potential of midcareer entrants--teachers who enter the profession from careers outside of education--to diversify teaching, staff public schools, and fill vacancies in high-need subjects. We find…
Descriptors: Midlife Transitions, Career Change, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Characteristics
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Feng, Li – Education Economics, 2014
Teachers' initial placement has important implications for student achievement and the distribution of teachers among schools. This paper combines data from a US Baccalaureate and Beyond longitudinal study with school and school district information from the Common Core of Data to study the effects of initial school placement on teacher mobility.…
Descriptors: Teacher Placement, Faculty Mobility, Career Choice, Longitudinal Studies
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Goldring, Rebecca; Taie, Soheyla; Riddles, Minsun – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
This report presents selected findings from the Current Teacher and Former Teacher Data Files of the 2012-13 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS). TFS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private school K-12 teachers who participated in the previous year's Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). First fielded in school year 1988-89,…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Questionnaires
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DeAngelis, Karen J. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
Research shows that one-quarter to one-third of teachers who leave the profession return, the majority after only a short absence. Though returning teachers can constitute a substantial share of newly hired teachers in schools each year, little is known about them, the factors associated with their decisions to return, or the schools to which…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Career Change, Career Choice, Teacher Attitudes
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