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ERIC Number: EJ1028309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Why People Choose to Teach in Urban Schools: The Case for a Push-Pull Factor Analysis
Knell, Paul F.; Castro, Antonio J.
Educational Forum, v78 n2 p150-163 2014
This qualitative research study traces the motivations for teaching of 13 teacher candidates enrolled in an urban-based alternative certification program. After using a push-pull factor analysis, the data suggest that most participants left their previous careers due to financial shortcomings or work instability. As a result, these participants were also less attracted to teaching based on altruistic reasons when compared to those whose major motivation to teach occurred as part of a quest for personal fulfillment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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