An exploratory study of careers and the satisfaction levels of senior secondary school teachers

  • Lyn Maree Elphinstone

    Student thesis: Coursework Masters - CDU


    The focus of this research is the examination of senior secondary teachers' perception of career satisfaction at one site in the Northern Territory. The study attempts to use the Huberman framework for age and stage of life to the teachers at the selected site. It also attempts to link professional development needs to the notion of age and stage of life. 

    The data was collected from a senior secondary college in the Northern Territory. A qualitative approach was used to gather 'rich' data. The instruments used included a survey and interviews from a range of people at the site. This material was compared to the findings established by Huberman at a similar site and to other published material. 

    The results confirm Huberman's view that there are ages and stages in a teaching career and indicates that this has implications for school based management, for policy planners, and for the specific configuration of professional development programs.

    Note: Pg ix - the word 'ABSTRACT' spelled as 'ABSTRAC' as in the thesis.
    Date of AwardJun 1996
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorJim Cameron (Supervisor)

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