Teacher education and the choice to enter the teaching profession: A prospective study
TATE Volume 26, Number 8, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This two-wave survey study aimed at testing a hypothetical model of teacher education graduates’ decisions about whether or not to take a teaching position upon graduation. The model focuses on the relationship between teacher education and graduates’ choice on job entrance. Using path analysis and logistic regression, this model was tested in a sample of student teachers (n = 436), subsequently graduates (n = 251) of teacher training for secondary education. The results validate the relationship between teacher education variables and nearly graduates’ intention to enter the teaching profession. Furthermore, this intention proves an imperative predictor of graduates’ actual entrance.
Rots, I., Aelterman, A., Devos, G. & Vlerick, P. (2010). Teacher education and the choice to enter the teaching profession: A prospective study. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 26(8), 1619-1629. Elsevier Ltd.