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Sustaining And Impinging Factors On Teaching Satisfaction Of Effective Middle-Level Teachers, Cheryl D. Hoversten Jan 1992

Sustaining And Impinging Factors On Teaching Satisfaction Of Effective Middle-Level Teachers, Cheryl D. Hoversten

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The purpose of this study was to identify the ontogeny of effective middle level teachers. The study was a search through their lives, both professional and private, for those elements that they perceived have contributed to their professional development and consequent attitudes and perspectives on teaching.

A sample of 12 teachers was obtained through reputational-case selection, a process by which teachers were nominated by experts on the basis of their professional expertise. All participants were middle level teachers from two Midwestern states who had at least 10 years of teaching experience.

A career history interview, which focused on critical shifts ...