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dc.contributor.advisorGordon, Stephen P.
dc.contributor.authorRubalcaba, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-12T21:54:45Z
dc.date.available2018-11-12T21:54:45Z
dc.date.created2018-12
dc.date.issued2018-11-05
dc.date.submittedDecember 2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7778
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the experiences of former active duty personnel who transitioned to the civilian workforce as school-teachers after a career in the military. The qualitative methodology employed was a phenomenological approach. Six former U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force participants, were interviewed using purposive sampling procedures. Data collection included in-depth, face-to-face semi-structured interviews, as well as written responses by the participants using a Preliminary Survey. This study answered four research questions: 1. What factors motivate former military members to enter teaching?; 2. What support systems currently exist to assist former military members’ transition into teaching?; 3. What are the life experiences of former military members that may impact the transition to teaching as a second career?; and 4. What keeps former military members in the teaching profession? Data was transcribed and analyzed using the MAXQDA qualitative software and a manual cross cutting theme procedure. The research in this area contribute to the gap in the body of knowledge on the challenges that career-changers face. This study focuses on the difficulties encountered by military retirees in their first year or two as school teachers.
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dc.format.extent215 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMilitary retirees
dc.subjectAlternative certification programs
dc.subjectSecond career in teaching
dc.titleCareer Change: A phenomenological study of former military members and their transition into teaching
txstate.documenttypeDissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBeck, John
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBoone, Michael D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Malley, Michael P.
thesis.degree.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, & School Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool Improvement
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9370-3535
txstate.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


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