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THE NEED OF ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR NEWLY-GRADUATED TEACHERS

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  1. 1. THE FLIP SIDE OF THE COIN. THE NEED OF ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR NEWLY-GRADUATED TEACHERS <br />Juhani Rautopuro<br />Researcher<br />Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä <br />Visa Tuominen <br />Student counsellor<br />University of Eastern Finland <br />Antero Puhakka<br />Senior researcher<br />Department of Social Sciences, University of Eastern Finland<br />
  2. 2. Somebackground (Finland, 1970’s)<br />Reform of comprehensive school<br />a nine-year comprehensive school<br />mandatory attendance<br />social entitlements<br />school health care and a free lunch everyday , for example<br />free books and materials and free school trips <br />privateschoolsquiterare; requirements for social entitlements the same, tuition fees prohibited<br />Reform of teacher education<br />teacher education became academic aiming to Master’s degree <br />tendency to increase the importance of research in teacher education and in teachers’ working life<br />‘Teacher-As-Researcher’.<br />
  3. 3. Researchquestionsdealwith…<br />Teachergraduates’ employment<br />Factorscontributingteachergraduates’ transition to working life<br />Importance of academicskills in recruitment<br />Academicdegree<-> Teacher<br />a shotgunwedding?<br />
  4. 4. Data and methods<br />Teachergraduates (masters) at the University of Joensuu 2003 – 2006<br />questionnaireadministerednextAprilfromgraduation (4 – 15 monthsafter)<br />n = 917 (67 % of the targetgraduates)<br />384 classteachers, 462 subjectteachers , in addition 71 educationists (no pedagogicalstudies)<br />Statisticalanalyses<br />descriptivemethods<br />construction of scales (with the help of PCA)<br />reliability<br />Anova (+ multiplecomparisons)<br />
  5. 5. Labour market situation(following April from graduation)<br />
  6. 6. Main factorscontributingemployment<br />
  7. 7. Minorfactorscontributingemployment(The flip side of the coin?)<br />
  8. 8. Dimensions of factorscontributingemployment<br />
  9. 9. Somedescription of the dimensions(Range: 1 = notimportant, …, 4 = veryimportant)<br />
  10. 10. FinalremarksFrom the point of view of teacheroccupation…<br />In general, labour marketsituation and employabiltyare on highlevel<br />Occupationalorientation is muchahead of academicorientation<br />Reasearchskillsarenot ”a trumpcard” in recruitment<br />doesnotmeanthatskillsareuselessornotneeded at all<br />Academicdegreemoreorless ”de riguer” ritual<br />

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