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Given the need for high quality teachers in every classroom, it is important to understand what might contribute to the preparation and persistence of teachers. Two lines of literature in teacher education relate to such an understanding. One line of literature follows the circumstances of how people decide to become teachers. The other line explores the relationship between spirituality and teaching. This paper considers the intersection of those two lines; namely, what is the relationship, if any, between why people enter the K-12 teaching field and the spirituality of teaching? To answer this research question, two researchers interviewing 18 first-year undergraduates during a program evaluation of an elementary teacher education program at a Catholic institution included three questions related to spirituality, the decision to teach, and what makes a good teacher. We wanted to know how teachers at the very beginning of their careers thought about their teaching choice and how spirituality might relate to it.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2009
March 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
36
Pages
PUBLISHER
Caddo Gap Press
SIZE
238.9
KB

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