Choosing teaching as a new career path: Narratives of second career EFL teachers from a Turkish context

2017-04-20
Eröz Tuğa, Betil
Aslan, Reyhan
This study explored the motivations of second career EFL teachers for pursuing teaching as a new career, the role of attributes reflected in their teaching practices and the challenges they face after their transition to teaching. Narrative interviews, classroom observations and outsider comments across the four teacher cases showed that dissatisfaction with their previous job, life-changing events and personal influence were among the motives of second career teachers to choose teaching as a new career path. Moreover, this study demonstrated that the four teacher could could establish connections between their attributes collected in their prior lives and professions and teaching.
Citation Formats
B. Eröz Tuğa and R. Aslan, “Choosing teaching as a new career path: Narratives of second career EFL teachers from a Turkish context,” presented at the 3rd Cukurova International ELT Teacher Conference (CUELT), (20 - 21 Nisan 2017), Adana, Türkiye, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/75424.