The relationship between interest in teaching as a career choice and perceptions of school/classroom environment of 7th and 8th grade students

dc.contributor.advisor Larry H. Ebbers
dc.contributor.author Wong, Raymond
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instruction
dc.date 2018-08-22T21:16:00.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:04:11Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:04:11Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1992
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.description.abstract <p>The teaching profession is being confronted with changing demographics: an increase in the number of students of color and a decrease in the number of teachers of color. The study examines the possibility of a relationship between interest in teaching as a career choice and perception of school/classroom environment of 7th and 8th grade students. Seventh and eighth grade students are an appropriate group for the study as they are in the process of developing career options. Also, students have experienced the school/classroom environment for most of their lives and have developed impressions of schooling and the teaching profession. Schools, classrooms, and teachers have an impact on students. The question is whether and how school/classroom environment influence students and their thinking of teaching as a career;The basic findings were that males are less inclined to choose teaching than girls; Caucasians were not more likely than other cultural groups to choose teaching; students who have negative perceptions of school/classroom environment were less likely to choose teaching; Asian students have a more positive perception of the school/classroom environment than any other cultural group; and there are significant differences in the motives and reasons in choosing teaching between those who expressed interest in teaching and those who did not. Finally, a predictor model was developed using discriminant analysis.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/10359/
dc.identifier.articleid 11358
dc.identifier.contextkey 6399867
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9678
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/10359
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/63496
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Education
dc.subject.disciplines Student Counseling and Personnel Services
dc.subject.disciplines Teacher Education and Professional Development
dc.subject.keywords Professional studies
dc.subject.keywords Education (Higher education)
dc.subject.keywords Higher education
dc.title The relationship between interest in teaching as a career choice and perceptions of school/classroom environment of 7th and 8th grade students
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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