From Industry Professionals to Secondary School Teachers: The Relationship between Second Career-Changing Teachers and Social Cognitive Career Theory

Authors

  • Luis M. Dos Santos Woosong University, 196-5 Jayang Dong, Daejeon, 34514, South Korea

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0130

Keywords:

human resources management, school administration, science teaching, second career changing teacher, secondary school teaching, social cognitive career theory, STEM education, teacher’s shortage

Abstract

The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and teaching field is facing significant human resources shortages, particularly in the subject matter of environmental sciences education. The current study collected interview and focus group data and sharing from 220 pre-service and in-service second career-changing teachers in the United States about their career decision and decision-making process. The results of this study indicated that the participants believe educating the next generation is their priority of joining the education and teaching profession. Many expressed that the populations of STEM teachers with professional and industry experiences are greatly needed. The outcomes of this study provided the blueprint for researchers, school leaders, policymakers and human resources planners to reform and polish their current plans for teachers training and professional development in order to solve the workforce issues in the fields of STEM education and teaching.

 

Received: 29 May 2021 / Accepted: 15 July 2021 / Published: 5 September 2021

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Published

2021-09-05

How to Cite

Dos Santos, L. M. . (2021). From Industry Professionals to Secondary School Teachers: The Relationship between Second Career-Changing Teachers and Social Cognitive Career Theory. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 10(5), 150. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0130

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Research Articles