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Kelchtermans, Geert – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
What does it mean to live a teacher's life? What does it mean to be a teacher, to become a teacher, to stay in teaching, or to leave the profession? Why are teachers doing what they are doing the way they are doing it? These questions have fascinated the author throughout his academic career as a researcher as well as in his teaching and his work…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation), Autobiographies, Scholarship
Zhang, Guili; Zeller, Nancy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
Few issues in education threaten the nation as seriously as the present and growing shortage of teachers. Teacher attrition is high among teachers across the nation and is one of the most serious causes of teacher shortage (Ingersoll, 2004). As policy makers rush to address this problem, research is needed to examine the retention effects of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Shortage, Faculty Mobility
Wepner, Shelley B. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2006
Teacher preparation, now acknowledged for its impact on K-12 student achievement (Darling-Hammond, 2000; Darling-Hammond, Berry, & Thoreson, 2000), needs to be part of the discussions about ways to address emerging issues with testing and accountability. What then do teacher educators who work with those preparing to teach do to guide their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Testing, High Stakes Tests
Amobi, Funmi A. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2006
Many teacher education programs are working at a feverish pitch to ensure that their graduates are considered "highly qualified" in light of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, which reduces teacher competency to proof of subject matter knowledge as demonstrated by passing a state test and completing requisite number of courses in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Federal Legislation
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Jensen, Mary Cihak; And Others – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1992
Reports a study of on-the-job special education trainees' perceptions regarding job satisfactions and challenges, congruence between expectations and reality of working conditions, and predicted commitment to special education. Results indicated 48 percent would eventually leave special education. (SM)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education