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ERIC Number: ED522210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Student Teachers' Expectations of Teaching as a Profession in Malaysia
Zamri bin Khairani, Ahmad
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 1 p147-152 2011
Teacher education is an essential professional development for student teachers. The knowledge of both subject matter and how to teach provides some guidance on how teachers make sense of their learning. Teaching expectation is an important topic that has been discussed by educational researchers in order to explain not only why students choose teaching profession, but also why some of them leave off the profession. The present study tends to explore the expectations of student teachers towards teaching as a profession. The sample consisted of 295 student teachers. The results show that in general, student teachers were ready to teach, and the expectations towards teaching profession were high. Some of the findings include: (1) The student teachers were ready to teach their own specialist subjects but not other subjects; (2) Pupils' achievement is the single most important outcomes in teaching; and (3) The right way of teaching pupils is more important than knowledge of their specialist subjects. The implications of these findings on theory and practice of teacher education programme were also discussed. (Contains 2 tables.) [This project was funded by an Incentive Grant awarded by University Sains Malaysia.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia