Changing Careers to Become a School Teacher: A Study of Mature Age Preservice Teachers in Career Transition
Changing careers to become a school teacher explores the career transition journey of 17 mature age individuals who had for particular reasons decided to leave their first careers and become elementary school teachers. Their career transitions were sometimes taken in response to resolving a difficulty with their work life, while others had undergone retrenchment and were forced to pursue a brand new career. This book was developed from their experiences, perceptions and motivations. It is hoped that their stories will serve to be both personally and professionally enriching for those who are considering a career change in general and a career change to school teaching in particular.
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Etherington, M. (2009). Changing careers to become a school teacher: A study of mature age preservice teachers in career transition. Germany: VDM Verlag.