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ERIC Number: EJ1002244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Goals for Teaching: Towards a Framework for Examining Motivation of Graduating Teachers
Mansfield, Caroline; Wosnitza, Marold; Beltman, Susan
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v12 p21-34 2012
Teacher motivation is an important field of research, especially in countries where teacher retention and quality have become prominent concerns. This paper presents a conceptual framework for understanding the stage appropriate "goals for teaching" of graduating teacher education students. Generated from empirical data and grounded in established literature (Ford, 1992; Ford & Nichols, 1987) the framework shows that both within-person and person-environment consequences inform goals for teaching. This framework makes a unique contribution to the field of teacher motivation, providing a tool to explore the content of teachers' goals, thus providing further insights into teacher motivation. (Contains 1 table.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia