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ERIC Number: EJ1149845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0332 3315
A Qualitative Investigation of Prospective Teachers' Hopes, Their Sources, and Motivational Forces
Eren, Altay; Yesilbursa, Amanda
Irish Educational Studies, v36 n2 p253-271 2017
This grounded theory study examined prospective teachers' (PTs) dispositional hopes, teaching-specific hopes, their sources, and motivational force of teaching-specific hopes. A total of 41 PTs enrolled on different teacher education programmes voluntarily participated in the semi-structured interviews. Findings showed that PTs' dispositional hopes revolved around an active/passive axis, and originated from internal, external, and combined sources. Teaching-specific hopes were explained through five categories: relationships with others, teaching, student achievement, student motivation, and student development. Regardless of axis or source, teaching-specific hopes had a substantial motivational force on PTs' preparation toward their future careers. The current study urges teacher educators and policy-makers to consider PTs' teaching-specific hopes together with their motivational roles in preparing them for their future careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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