The Student Research Foundation looked at high school students who aspire to become educators, to see what made a difference for them. Students’ own interests and teachers made a huge difference in influencing students’ thinking about career paths!
The data, drawn across all several Research Consortia nationwide, show there’s more work to be done to encourage underrepresented groups and males to enter education as a profession. One organization that is making great strides in encouraging a diverse group of high school students to become focused on and pursue careers in education is Educators Rising. Take a look at this video demonstrating the impact they’re having!