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Conneely, Nancy; Hyslop, Alisha – Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2018
For nearly a century, career and technical education (CTE) programs across the United States have focused on equipping students with technical and life skills to help them become productive citizens. This brief report presents the benefits of CTE.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Benefits, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Barcan, Ruth – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This paper explores the forms of lived time that characterise a vocational relationship to academic work. Drawing on interviews and surveys with over 30 academics who have left the profession early or have given up looking for ongoing academic work, it paints a portrait of vocationalism as a double-edged sword. The research found that despite…
Descriptors: Interviews, Surveys, College Faculty, Career Change
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Smith, Paul H. – Educational Review, 2018
This article discusses the reasons offered by one group of paraprofessionals to explain their decision to study for a work-related higher education programme. It reports on an ethnographically inspired piece of research that aimed to capture the initial motives that a group of teaching assistants had for studying for a Foundation degree at a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Teaching Assistants
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Torre, Dario M.; Durning, Steven J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter describes the complex process of transition from a clinician to a health professional educator. A series of reflections are provided developing an in-depth understanding of the authors' developmental journey.
Descriptors: Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Career Development, Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Occupations
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Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Downey, C. Aiden – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This study explores the impetus for and impact of four urban teachers' extracurricular investments. Framing teacher investment as work voluntarily undertaken with an eye toward bringing about a highly desired, yet highly uncertain, end, we argue that the outcome of these often-hidden investments have identity and career implications for teachers.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Education
Hildebrandt, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This is a study of three second-career teachers' experiences of self-transformation and the processes of socialization and identity formation each undergoes during his or her first three to five years as a full-time teacher. Each narrative offers a means through which to explore how liminal identity is at play during the transition to a new…
Descriptors: Career Change, Socialization, Professional Identity, Beginning Teachers
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Koleva, Neli; Stoyanova-Warner, Maya – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
'A New Way for New Talents in Teaching' (NEWTT), an Erasmus+, Key Action 3: Policy Experimentation project, explores alternative pathways into the teaching profession for highly motivated graduates and professionals. The project is inspired by prior research that compares traditional teacher education programs to alternative pathways to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Talent, Educational Policy
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Zhao, Shenghuan; De Angelis, Enrico; Ma, Dongqing – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Due to the deteriorating investment environment, many real-estate companies in China have started transferring their business out of the construction industry. This leads to the shrinkage of the design market and also architects' salary. A great number of architects have switched career to maintain the same living quality as before. Meanwhile,…
Descriptors: Career Change, Architectural Education, Real Estate, Construction Industry
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van der Meer, Frans-Bauke; Marks, Peter – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
The pace of societal change and the development of societal challenges have speeded up considerably during the last couple of decades, with substantial impact on different levels, i.e. ranging from global to local, or from business to government. When focusing on the public domain, these changes and challenges have had a major impact on public…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Masters Programs, Midlife Transitions, Career Change
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Solomonson, Jay K.; Korte, Debra S.; Thieman, Erica B.; Retallick, Michael S.; Keating, Kari H. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher attrition is a significant problem nationally and a special challenge for school-based agriculture education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate contributing variables associated with former Illinois school-based agriculture teachers and their decision to leave the profession. A four-factor conceptual model is proposed…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Agricultural Education, Faculty Mobility
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Schuman, Samuel – Honors in Practice, 2018
Samuel Schuman writes that in the year after the 1983 national conference in Philadelphia, he had a gripe, and was not hesitant to express it. He wondered why an organization like this one does not do a better job of welcoming and orienting newcomers to Honors. At that point one of the elders of the organization, Dr. John Portz, responded,…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Higher Education, Administrator Responsibility, Deans
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Dorenkamp, Isabelle; Weiß, Eva-Ellen – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
A growing number of postdoctoral academics cite stressful working conditions for considering abandoning their studies and leaving the academic profession entirely before they obtain a tenured position. This paper identifies the mechanisms by which work stress influences postdocs' intentions to leave academia. Based on Schaubroeck et al.'s (1989)…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Career Choice, Graduate Study, Doctoral Degrees
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Brown, Alan; Bimrose, Jenny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The drivers of learning for mid-career workers with few initial qualifications from the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy and Poland are examined. The focus in this article is upon the learning pathways and experience of the low-qualified drawn from empirical research which gathered and analysed the strategic career and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Semiskilled Workers, Career Change
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Orejudo Hernández, Santos; Zarza-Alzugaray, Francisco J.; Casanova, Oscar – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This paper assesses the prevalence of substance use in Spanish music students as a strategy for coping with Musical Performance Anxiety (MPA). We also assess the relation between substance use and thoughts of abandoning one's musical career in connection with the degree of self-reported MPA. We carried out this survey on a sample of 463 students…
Descriptors: Music, Anxiety, Performance, Substance Abuse
Klipa, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of women in non-academic professions who transitioned from their respective organizations in public, private, for-profit, and non-profit settings into postsecondary faculty roles at their universities. Through the lens of a 21st century contemporary career perspective, in which…
Descriptors: Females, Career Development, Career Change, Career Choice
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