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Leah Natasha Glassow – Journal of Education Policy, 2024
Student performance data is increasingly used to monitor and evaluate teachers. This study examines whether the turnover intentions -- if teachers would change schools given the chance -- of teachers in socioeconomically disadvantaged classrooms are moderated by teacher appraisal practices based on student academic performance data at the school…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Disadvantaged Schools, Teachers, Career Change
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Erin Siostrom; Reece Mills; Terri Bourke – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2023
Ongoing shortages of quality teachers has prompted policy interest into career changers as potential solutions. Although Initial Teacher Education (ITE) comprises one-third career changers, little is known about this group. This paper presents a scoping review of career changers' motivations/decisions to choose teaching as a career. Themes from…
Descriptors: Career Change, Preservice Teachers, Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Gee, Ricky – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2023
In large aspects of contemporary career discourse, the importance of the "agile career" is asserted, although the speed of change has not been explicitly considered in relation to this concept. The political dimensions of the agile career via the lens of "speed" are explored in this theoretical paper. Particular attention is…
Descriptors: Career Change, Labor Market, Fear, Political Influences
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Chen, Charles P.; Bansal, Jotthi – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2022
After facing a career-ending injury, athletes are often unprepared to find new occupations. With their identities and goals so deeply rooted in athletics from a young age, many athletes have not shown interest in or been educated in other fields of work. Additionally, physical and psychological trauma caused by injury and career-loss can impede…
Descriptors: Athletes, Career Change, Injuries, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Hill, Julie C.; Stokes, Lindsey E.; Higgins, Kristin K. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2022
Purpose: People living with chronic illness face significant challenges with employment. This study explores the impact of participating in the Career Construction Interview (CCI) on the career exploration of individuals facing a forced career transition due to the onset or exacerbation of a chronic illness. Method: An instrumental multiple case…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Change, Chronic Illness, Decision Making
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Babak Dadvand; Jan van Driel; Chris Speldewinde; Merryn Dawborn-Gundlach – Australian Educational Researcher, 2024
Recruiting career changers into teaching has emerged as a part of a strategy by governments worldwide to address complex teacher shortage problems in hard-to-staff schools. In this paper, we present a case study of two career change teachers and trace their career journey into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and the teaching profession in two…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Choice, Disadvantaged Schools, Decision Making
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Kirsty Denyer; Tatiana S. Rowson – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2024
This qualitative study explores the role of identity in changing from a traditional, organisation-based career to a protean career path. Biographical narrative interviews were conducted with 12 prime-aged U.K. participants. Data were analysed using narrative and thematic analysis. Findings highlight the anchoring role of identity in transitioning…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Career Pathways, Career Change, Foreign Countries
Kathleen Capps Goodrich – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The ongoing teacher shortage has created major concern across the nation. While much research has sought to understand sources of teacher dissatisfaction, less attention has been paid to how general education (GE) and special education (SE) teachers differentially experience workplace challenges. To construct a more detailed and domain specific…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teacher Shortage, Special Education Teachers, Career Change
Nicole Burton – ProQuest LLC, 2024
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the issues of teacher attrition. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, from January to November 2021, there was a 40% increase in the quit levels of teachers within the state and local education agencies (John, 2022). While prior research has examined early-career teachers leaving the profession,…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Burnout, Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes
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Ilona van Heijst; Monique Volman; Frank Cornelissen – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2024
Background: When second-career teachers (SCTs) learn to teach, they need to cope with the tension-evoking moments they encounter. Little is known about the coping strategies SCTs use to manage tensions. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the coping strategies SCTs use during the first 1.5 years of teacher training. The SCTs' own…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Career Change, Career Choice, Coping
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Jones, Katy; Christie, Fiona; Brophy, Sean – British Educational Research Journal, 2023
Transitions from education into work, or as part of career change and development, are increasingly central to policy debate and academic inquiry. However, the role that employers play in shaping transition is often overlooked. In this paper, we examine this issue through the experiences of a graduating cohort of 'degree apprentices'. We present…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Career Change, Career Development, College Graduates
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Maria Outtrim; Shane Lavery; Dianne Chambers – Issues in Educational Research, 2023
This study explored factors that encouraged female teachers to become principals in Catholic composite and secondary schools in Western Australia. Composite schools include both primary and secondary students. The study used a constructivist paradigm, specifically that of interpretivism and employed a symbolic interactionist perspective to explore…
Descriptors: Females, Secondary School Teachers, Catholic Educators, Principals
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Brown, Cathy; Hooley, Tristram; Wond, Tracey – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2023
Despite role transitions occurring frequently within organisations, career theories have often overlooked such transitions. Here we explore the role of personal agency and organisational attachment in shaping career capital enactment within intra-organisational role transitions. We propose a new career capital usage typology. Using an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construction Industry, Employees, Career Development
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Miciuliene, Rita; Kovalcikiene, Kristina – Vocations and Learning, 2023
Within the school-based vocational education and training system, so-called hybrid teachers, i.e. who both work in a vocational school and a business, can add value to the quality of VET as well as can solve ageing and the threat of shortages among VET teachers. In this research, the motivation of becoming a VET teacher as a second career and its…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Motivation, Career Change, Foreign Countries
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Ong, Liap-Teck – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2022
Recently, the re-entry of business executives into academia as second-career academics has become increasingly common. However, very few studies have been carried out to investigate how these second-career academics survive in their new working environment. The current study set out to explore the survival of second-career academics upon their…
Descriptors: Career Change, College Faculty, Business Schools, Foreign Countries
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