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ERIC Number: EJ1094626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Motivation to Teach: The Case of Arab Teachers in Israel
Husny Arar, Khalid; Massry-Herzllah, Asmahan
Educational Studies, v42 n1 p19-35 2016
This paper describes an attempt to identify factors influencing teachers' motivation in the Arab education system. In-depth interviews with 10 school principals, 15 teachers and 3 counsellors, yielded three themes influencing Arab teachers' motivation: (1) Arab culture, (2) the school climate and (3) government policies. Arab teachers try to meet both government requirements and the minority Arab society's expectations that they will shape students' academic achievements, national identity and culture. Deficient resources and Arab principals' detached management styles augment the difficulty, negatively influencing teachers' motivation. Suggestions are given to improve government policies and Arab principals' work and thus to enhance teachers' motivation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel