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Low, E. L., Goh, S.-E., & Tan, J. S. Y. (2022). The future of work in education: Teachers' professional commitment in a changing world. New England Journal of Public Policy, 34(1), Article 8.
New England Journal of Public Policy
In the midst of a changing global societal workplace and landscape, it is natural to hunt for stability. In the educational realm, however, finding stability is about what we can simplify and clarify in order to keep driving a high level of professional commitment by teachers with the goal of producing high teacher-quality outcomes. This article aims to identify the factors that drive teachers’ career-long commitment to their profession. We studied thirty-five primary school teachers across six career stages, from beginning teachers to those close to retirement, to uncover essential conditions, such as a supportive school leadership that helps teachers maintain a career-long commitment to their profession amid a rapidly evolving local and global educational landscape.
0749-016X (print)
2373-6062 (online)
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OER 08/18 LEL
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Ministry of Education, Singapore
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