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Unexpected transitions; moving beyond cultural barriers: Successful strategies of female technology education teachers


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study is to learn about the ways in which female Technology Education Teachers understand sources of influence on their career choice. The findings from this study are intended to provide key insights in the participants' perspectives that might shed light on how to encourage females to aspire to and enter Technology Education as a profession. The objective of this study is to create a deeper understanding of how some women moved beyond cultural barriers and make "unexpected transitions" to become female technology education teachers. This qualitative study is based on a purposive sampling of ten female technology education teachers.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Womens studies;
Academic guidance counseling;
Secondary education;
Vocational education
Classification
0453: Womens studies
0519: Academic guidance counseling
0533: Secondary education
0747: Vocational education
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Cultural barriers; Teachers; Technology education; Women educators
Title
Unexpected transitions; moving beyond cultural barriers: Successful strategies of female technology education teachers
Author
McCarthy, Raymond R.
Number of pages
173
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 68/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Berger, Joseph B.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3254928
ProQuest document ID
304845263
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304845263
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