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Pietrzak, Dale; Engelking, Jeri L.; Reed, Kris M.; Gapp, Susan; Bosse, Sherrie – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2011
This article reports findings from a study of the motivations of college students to choose or not choose a career as a K-12 teacher. Five hundred-seventeen college students majoring in education and non-education programs enrolled in undergraduate courses were surveyed as to their motivations for choosing/not choosing a career in K-12. If they…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Development, Vocational Interests, Career Choice
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Siskar, John; Theobald, Paul – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2008
Place and community are terms used with ever more frequency in discussions, reports, and research related to education, yet there is little agreement related to what these terms mean. This article examines the concepts of place and community in an attempt to bring more clarity to the role they may play in educational theory and, ultimately,…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Policy, Role Perception, Community