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« on: January 16, 2009, 11:18:54 AM »

This older news article reminded me of a discussion some of have been having recently about meaningful work. One of the main reasons people seem to cite for wanting to move or switch jobs is exactly that. To do something more fulfilling. I found it an interesting read.
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One in four Britons expect to change careers at least three times in their life, while 60 per cent expect to do so twice, according to a new report.

The government's Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) conducted the research, which also found that many employees want to move to a job that can give them the opportunity to make a difference to society, reports the Press Association.

It was carried out as part of the agency's Transition to Teaching campaign, which was launched by prime minister Gordon Brown in March of this year.

The aim of the scheme is to try and get more employees to transfer their work skills to children by becoming a science, technology, maths, or engineering teacher, with those already considering a career change being targeted.

"Around a third of new teachers are already career changers, many of them coming from high-powered business jobs, who bring their own talents and experience to the classroom," TDA chief executive Graham Holley told the news provider.

If this campaign is successful it could offer a much needed boost to science teaching in state schools, as researchers at the University of Buckingham recently found that the UK is facing a serious shortage of specialist physics teachers.
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 03:52:38 PM »

The meaningful work debate. Teaching as well this piece focuses on. Indeed meaningful if not over worked and under paid. I just had a thought, I have friends, a married couple who are both teachers. They do more than a 48 hour week including marking, lesson planning etc. How would they be affected if the UK was in the directive we are also discussing? I assume marking doesn't count? You couldn't very well have a teacher refusing to mark a students work because of a European working directive could you?
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