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Meaning and purpose in the pursuit of physics teaching careers
written by Hunter G. Close
Many factors enter into the decision to teach high school physics: scholarships and salary, working conditions and hours, professional preparation and support, job satisfaction, etc. Another element is how teaching might contribute to one's sense of meaning and purpose in life. To investigate the dynamic interplay between the path of teaching and the human spirit, I developed the "Journeys" interview protocol, which adapts archetypal forms from the hero's journey (Campbell, 1949) to the journey of earning a degree in physics and pursuing teacher certification; I used this protocol as a basis for discussion with four future physics teachers who are Noyce Scholars at Texas State University. This paper describes the development and content of the protocol and some of the initial results from interviews.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Pages 111-116
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- Teacher Characteristics
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- Careers
- Upper Undergraduate
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Close, H. (2019, July 24-25). Meaning and purpose in the pursuit of physics teaching careers. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15263&DocID=5175
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Close, Hunter. "Meaning and purpose in the pursuit of physics teaching careers." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. 111-116 of PER Conference. 17 Oct. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15263&DocID=5175>.
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