Perspectives on Reasons for Becoming Teachers

@article{Joseph1986PerspectivesOR,
  title={Perspectives on Reasons for Becoming Teachers},
  author={P. Joseph and N. Green},
  journal={Journal of Teacher Education},
  year={1986},
  volume={37},
  pages={28 - 33}
}
Substantial research suggests that the teaching profession attracts men and women who desire intrinsic rewards and who approach teaching as a mission or calling. Joseph and Green argue that these motivations need to be interpreted in light of myriad social and economic realities. The authors collected data from a broad age range of prospective teachers and discuss alternative explan ations for why men and women are now deciding to enter the teaching profes sion. Implications for teacher… Expand
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