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TARTUCE, Gisela Lobo B. P.; NUNESO, Marina M. R.  and  ALMEIDA, Patrícia Cristina Albieri De. Secondary school students and the attractiveness of a teaching career in Brazil. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.140, pp. 445-477. ISSN 0100-1574.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742010000200008.

The article presents the results of research, the objective of which was to investigate the attractiveness of a teaching career in Brazil from the viewpoint of students in the final year of secondary education, since it has been widely disclosed that there is a loss of interest in choosing teaching as a profession on the part of adolescents. The study was carried out in public and private schools in large or medium-size cities in different regions in Brazil. The data used for the analyses originated from two sources: a questionnaire and discussion groups. The results show that rejection of a teaching career is a recurrent theme among the young people involved in the research. The justifications of the students for the lack of attractiveness of the career are related to the absence of a personal identification with teaching, the social and financial conditions associated with exercising the profession, the students' own school experience and family influence.

Keywords : teacher education; career choice; teachers; profissionalization.

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