The development of the Teachers’ Attitudes toward Career Learning Index (TACLI)

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We’ve just published a new article validating a scale which measures teachers engagement with career learning. The article is available at

Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2018). The development of the Teachers Attitudes towards Career Learning Index (TACLI). Teacher Development, 22(1), 139-150.

In it we argue that teachers play an important role is supporting young people to form their career identities and to make successful transitions into further learning and work. We discuss how in England, there has been limited research that has looked specifically at the role of teachers and none of which has tried to establish a measure of teacher attitude toward careers work. So in this article we go on to detail the development of the Teachers’ Attitudes toward Career Learning Index, which was created to measure attitudes and engagement in career learning on teachers in England.

We discuss how the instrument went through a survey design process which included content validity and construct validity components. The process identified five underlying factors in teachers’ attitude and engagement in careers work: (1) career learning and support practices, (2) school career strategy attitudes, (3) subject career learning attitudes, (4) career support attitudes, and (5) school career strategy practices. This process helped refined initial theoretical constructs regarding teachers’ roles in careers learning.

So if that has wet your appetite we can offer 50 readers of this blog a free download of the article. Enjoy!

Download your copy of The development of the Teachers’ Attitudes toward Career Learning Index (TACLI)

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