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Global Perspectives on Teacher Motivation

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Helen M. G. Watt, Paul W. Richardson, Kari Smith, Manuela Heinz, Elaine Keane, Conor Foley, Gloria Gratacós, Ernesto López-Gómez, Guiomar Nocito, Santiago Sastre, Christian Brandmo, Katrine Nesje, Jean-Louis Berger, Céline Girardet, Cynthia Vaudroz, Carmela Aprea, Johannes König, Martin Rothland, Merle Taimalu, Piret Luik, Karin Täht, Iris Marušić, Ivana Jugović, Tea Pavin Ivanec, Altay Eren, Amanda Yeşilbursa, Anne Suryani, Fani Lauermann, Stuart A. Karabenick, Robert Carpenter, Colleen Kuusinen, Zoe A. Morris, Ruth Butler
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  • Date Published: September 2017
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107512221
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  • Many studies of teacher motivation have been conducted in different contexts over time. However, until fairly recently there has not been a reliable measure available to allow comparisons across samples and settings. This has resulted in an abundance of findings which cannot be directly compared or synthesised. The FIT-Choice instrument offers the opportunity to examine motivations across settings. The various studies in this book suggest that people who choose teaching as a career are motivated by a complex interaction of factors embedded within communities and cultural expectations, but seem generally to embrace a desire to undertake meaningful work that makes for a better society. Unlike some careers, where rewards are in the form of salary and status, by and large these factors are not strong drivers for people who want to become teachers. They want to work with children and adolescents, and believe they have the ability to teach.

    • Presents international perspectives on teacher motivation
    • Will appeal to policy makers and leaders of teacher education
    • Provides useful information for teacher educators involved with three phases of teacher education
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    13th Jan 2018 by Fekar

    I think this book very comprehensive about its subject area. It brings out current educational issues.

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107512221
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Why teach? How teachers' motivations matter around the world Helen M. G. Watt, Paul W. Richardson and Kari Smith
    2. Career motivations of student teachers in the Republic of Ireland: continuity and change during educational reform and 'boom to bust' economic times Manuela Heinz, Elaine Keane and Conor Foley
    3. Why teach? Antecedents and consequences in Spain Gloria Gratacós, Ernesto López-Gómez, Guiomar Nocito and Santiago Sastre
    4. Factors motivating students to become secondary school teachers: evidence from Norway Christian Brandmo and Katrine Nesje
    5. The motivational basis of classroom management practices and beliefs of Swiss vocational teachers Jean-Louis Berger, Céline Girardet, Cynthia Vaudroz and Carmela Aprea
    6. Motivations that affect professional knowledge in Germany and Austria Johannes König and Martin Rothland
    7. Motivations and perceptions about teaching during the first year of teacher education in Estonia Merle Taimalu, Piret Luik and Karin Täht
    8. How personality dimensions and motivation to teach shape the learning achievement goals of Croatian future teachers Iris Marušić, Ivana Jugović and Tea Pavin Ivanec
    9. Exploring the relationships between prospective Turkish teachers' hopes, motivations and professional plans Altay Eren and Amanda Yeşilbursa
    10. Motivations and aspirations of teacher education students in Indonesia Anne Suryani
    11. Teacher motivation and professional commitment in the United States: the role of motivations for teaching, teacher self-efficacy and sense of professional responsibility Fani Lauermann, Stuart A. Karabenick, Robert Carpenter and Colleen Kuusinen
    12. Divided by discipline? Contrasting motivations, perceptions, and background characteristics of beginning Australian English and Mathematics teachers Helen M. G. Watt, Paul W. Richardson and Zoe A. Morris
    13. Why choose teaching and does it matter? Ruth Butler.

  • Editors

    Helen M. G. Watt, University of Sydney
    Helen M. G. Watt is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Sydney. She is co-editor of seven books and special issues. Her work has implications for redressing the gender imbalance in mathematics related careers, and supporting the career development of beginning teachers. She is founder and coordinator of the Network Gender and STEM (www.genderandSTEM.com), is an Associate Editor for AERA Open, and serves on several editorial boards.

    Paul W. Richardson, Monash University, Victoria
    Paul W. Richardson is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Victoria, where he previously served as Associate Dean (Education). He has attracted substantial competitive funding from the Australian Research Council to conduct large-scale longitudinal studies with beginning teachers, published in leading journals, and received international recognition.

    Kari Smith, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    Kari Smith is a co-editor of six books, and she is member of the international editorial board for Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Teaching and Teacher Education, Studies in Educational Evaluation, Assessment Matters, and The International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. She is a scientific supervisor for the European Doctorate in Education (EDiTE), and the Head of the Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education (NAFOL).

    Contributors

    Helen M. G. Watt, Paul W. Richardson, Kari Smith, Manuela Heinz, Elaine Keane, Conor Foley, Gloria Gratacós, Ernesto López-Gómez, Guiomar Nocito, Santiago Sastre, Christian Brandmo, Katrine Nesje, Jean-Louis Berger, Céline Girardet, Cynthia Vaudroz, Carmela Aprea, Johannes König, Martin Rothland, Merle Taimalu, Piret Luik, Karin Täht, Iris Marušić, Ivana Jugović, Tea Pavin Ivanec, Altay Eren, Amanda Yeşilbursa, Anne Suryani, Fani Lauermann, Stuart A. Karabenick, Robert Carpenter, Colleen Kuusinen, Zoe A. Morris, Ruth Butler

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