This hermeneutic phenomenological study examines the phenomenon of the calling to teach. Nine participants were interviewed, and the dialogue was analyzed for themes uncovered from participants’ interpreted experiences. The following themes were revealed: the calling experience as a process, esteem for the teaching profession as a calling, the use of spirituality for affirmation, and the direct impact of spirituality on career choice.
Bigham, Jared T. and Smith, Samuel J., "Called to Teach: Interpreting the Phenomenon of Calling as a Motivating Factor" (2008). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 99.