Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal or Book Title

Teacher Education Quarterly

Volume

36

Issue

2

First Page

25

Last Page

44

Abstract

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?

Comments

This article is published as Marshall, Joanne M. "Describing the elephant: Preservice teachers talk about spiritual reasons for becoming a teacher." Teacher Education Quarterly 36, no. 2 (2009): 25-44. Posted with permission.

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Copyright 2009 Caddo Gap Press. This article may not be duplicated, distributed, or sold without specific permission from Caddo Gap Press.

Copyright Owner

Caddo Gap Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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