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Pages: 2029-2034
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

MOTIVATION FOR CHOOSING TEACHING AS A CAREER: AN INVESTIGATION AMONG PRE-SERVICE AND IN-SERVICE TEACHERS

I. Todor

University of Alba Iulia (ROMANIA)
A brief look in the Romanian media of the last years reveals an unattractive image of the teachers. This profession also seems to look unattractive for the college students. The aims of this study are: 1). to offer a closer look on the students' motivation for choosing a career in teaching and to analyze how this motivation is influenced by media communication and social stereotypes; 2) to compare opinions about the teaching profession between the high school students, post-graduate students, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers. A questionnaire has been used as an instrument of investigation, addressing the subjects' perceptions about the teaching career, their motivation to choose teaching as a profession and their experiences of being teachers. The questionnaire is constructed in a multidimensional manner, investigating the following dimensions: social influences, social perceptions on the teaching profession and self-perceptions about the relevant competencies, personal utility and social utility value of the profession, internal, social and economical motivating factors. The results are discussed in relation with the expectancy-value theory. Potential applications for enhancing motivation and involvement of pre-service and in-service teachers are also explored.
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title = {MOTIVATION FOR CHOOSING TEACHING AS A CAREER: AN INVESTIGATION AMONG PRE-SERVICE AND IN-SERVICE TEACHERS},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
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I. Todor (2015) MOTIVATION FOR CHOOSING TEACHING AS A CAREER: AN INVESTIGATION AMONG PRE-SERVICE AND IN-SERVICE TEACHERS, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 2029-2034.
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