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Final Choices: Surveying Career Options

by Judy Randi - 2017

This article follows the 25 exemplar elementary, secondary English, and math teachers prepared in New Jersey’s alternate route program (AR) or college-based programs (CB) through their 11th year. The article examines retention and attrition patterns, including moving from school to school or to education-related positions outside of K–12 classroom settings. The article presents data on teachers’ reasons for staying or leaving, including their career aspirations. The article concludes with a discussion of the findings and the implications for teacher education.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 119 Number 14, 2017, p. 1-36
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22224, Date Accessed: 4/19/2021 5:50:42 PM

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  • Judy Randi
    University of New Haven
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    JUDY RANDI is professor of education at the University of New Haven. Her research program focuses on teacher innovations. She has collaborated with teachers to document their innovative teaching practices, including adaptive teaching, self-regulated learning, writing instruction, and visual literacy.
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