Published Oct 30, 2019

Meihuan Xu

Jianrong Zhang  


Under the paradigm of qualitative research, we explored the process and reasons for the nine technologists to abandon the high-paying positions of the company to enter the middle-level teachers. Based on the interview data, we used the rooted theory to establish the motivation for the transfer of the transferred teachers. The study found that “reasons of separation” and “individual needs” are the two main categories that constitute “transfer motivation”; “transfer motivation” under the influence of “preconditions”, “catalytic factors” and “obstructive factors” and “teacher occupation” The advantage “matches; if the match is successful, the idea of “deciding to become a secondary school teacher” is generated and put into action. Through cross-case analysis, it outlined the career transition profile of the transferred teachers, including the “family fulfillment” type, which is driven by “free time”, the “start another stove” type, which is driven by “burnout”, and is dominated by “personal ideals” motivated “long-term planned” type. Based on the results of this research, we proposed to contract and recruit enterprise technical talents in secondary vocational schools, and propose the cooperation channel between schools and enterprises as the recruitment channel, and establish the support policy and salary incentive system strategy for enterprise personnel.


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Secondary Vocational Teachers, Career Change Teacher, Corporate Background, Transfer Motivation

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How to Cite
Xu, M., & Zhang, J. (2019). Research on Motivation of Transferring Secondary Vocational School Teachers from Enterprises. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 4(1), 369–386. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.19.ar221
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