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Understanding teachers’ careers: Linking professional life to professional path
Abstract This research synthesis aims to more fully understand the current teacher retention crisis in the United States through a re-conceptualization of what is meant by a teaching career.Expand
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Career Trajectories of Urban Teachers
This article addresses teacher retention in urban schools, focusing on high-need secondary science classrooms. As a longitudinal study, this research investigated how eight case study teachersExpand
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Characterizing STEM Teacher Education: Affordances and Constraints of Explicit STEM Preparation for Elementary Teachers
Although science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education sits at the center of a national conversation, comparatively little attention has been given to growing need for STEMExpand
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Insights from teacher leavers: push and pull in career development
Abstract This article examines the career pathways of US teacher leavers, individuals who have voluntarily left classroom teaching prior to retirement. Based on the perspective that teachersExpand
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Exploring the Generation Gap in Urban Schools: Generational Perspectives in Professional Learning Communities
This article reports on the generational perspectives of two science teachers working in one urban school, a 38-year veteran and a second-year teacher. Despite numerous opportunities to workExpand
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Opportunities for Inquiry Science in Montessori Classrooms: Learning from a Culture of Interest, Communication, and Explanation
Although classroom inquiry is the primary pedagogy of science education, it has often been difficult to implement within conventional classroom cultures. This study turned to the alternativelyExpand
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I Just Feel So Guilty: The Role of Emotions in Former Urban Teachers’ Career Paths
This article explores the dynamic structures of emotions used by former urban teachers as they negotiated the challenges of the profession. Drawing from a national sample of 25 former urban teachers,Expand
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The apprenticeship of observation in career contexts: a typology for the role of modeling in teachers’ career paths
This article extends the literature on teachers’ career paths by attending to the experiences of educators when they were students in secondary classrooms. Grounded in the perspective that biographyExpand
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