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Teachers in Transition: Growing Forward through Retirement

reviewed by Judith Glazer-Raymo - January 30, 2006

coverTitle: Teachers in Transition: Growing Forward through Retirement
Author(s): Mary Z. McGrath
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578862493, Pages: 153, Year: 2005
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Teachers are always learning. In-service workshops, continuing education courses, professional conferences, and summer institutes provide an array of options for expanding teachers’ knowledge base, strengthening their skills, and maintaining enthusiasm for their work. In her book, Mary McGrath proclaims that teachers should also be thinking ahead; and by midlife, they should be contemplating the economic, social, and psychological implications of retirement. Having completed three decades as a third grade and special education teacher, and now embarked on a second career as a motivational speaker and educational consultant, she has compiled a text to guide these future retirees. She focuses her attention on midlife educators from 40–55 years of age who are projected to begin retiring in 2010. For some professionals (including teachers), retirement may seem a distant dream at a time when proposals are being made to privatize social security, reduce pension benefits, and raise the cost of health care.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 30, 2006
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  • Judith Glazer-Raymo
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    JUDITH GLAZER-RAYMO is lecturer and fellow of the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University and professor of education emerita from Long Island University. She is the author of Shattering the Myths: Women in Academe (1999, 2001), Professionalizing Graduate Education: The Masterís Degree in the Marketplace (2005), and other books and articles on gender equality and on graduate and professional education.
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