Published in 1994, this book provides both information and guidance for teachers and students looking to advance their careers in primary education. The author considers the opportunities which exist, showing teachers how to develop their careers in ways which fulfil a variety of ambitions.
The author draws on research evidence about teachers’ work and careers, including his own survey of primary school headteachers. The issue of equal opportunities is addressed at each career stage, and advice is given on effective presentation of job applications and performance at interview.
Table of Contents
1. The Idea of a Career in Primary Education. 2. Starting Out. 3. Taking on Responsibilities. 4. Deputy Headship. 5. Headship. 6. Beyond (or instead of) Headship. 7. Presenting Yourself on Paper. 8. Performing Effectively at Interview. 9. Coping with Stress.