Comparing Academic Backgrounds Cassandra BookDonald Freeman and Career Aspirations of Education Bruce Brousseau

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Questions concerning the abilities and background experiences of prospective teachers dominate the recent professional litera-ture. Book, Freeman and Brousseau shed additional light on this topical area. A comparison of the academic and social back-grounds and the bases for career decisions of teaching and non-teaching majors at a major university indicates that students choosing teaching as a career (a) are as academically competent as their non-teaching counterparts (b) are more concerned about helping others and (c) are less concerned about salaries. Book is Associate Professor and Freeman is Professor, both i

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