Beginning Teachers’ Motivations and Aspirations through Teacher Education

Basikin, Basikin and Watt, Helen and Richardson, Paul (2007) Beginning Teachers’ Motivations and Aspirations through Teacher Education. In: 3rd Conference on Emerging Adulthood, 15-16 February 2007, University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona. (Unpublished)


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ABSTRACT: Much research has focused on what motivates people to take on a teaching career. An open question remains – how do their motivations and aspirations change through their professional education? We sampled secondary teacher education candidates near the end of their qualification (N=72) in Melbourne Australia (age: M=21.44, SD 2.77). Participants rated their responses for “then” (recalling their entry to teacher education) and “now” for a range of items. They answered open-ended questions regarding future plans and aspirations, and their teaching related abilities. Responses revealed significant changes in most perceived motivations and aspirations, with all changes in an upward direction. Findings are interpreted in light of the current climate of teacher shortages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Bahasa Inggris > Prodi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mr. Basikin,S.Pd.,M.Phil.,M.Ed.
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 04:31
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 04:31

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