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ERIC Number: EJ1155914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Effective Strategies to Enhance and Maintain University English Teacher Motivation in Japan
Harada, Rie
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v21 n1 p1-20 2017
This paper provides findings on a study which explored effective teacher motivation management strategies current university non-native EFL teachers in Japan utilize in their course of career. Teachers who have higher motivation can devote their lives more to give a lot to the learners and be productive on the education. Therefore, teacher motivation management is an essential issue to live a fruitful and productive life as an EFL teacher and researcher. In this study, six currently working Japanese university EFL teachers, three male three female, age ranges from 39 to 55 were interviewed individually on their teacher motivation strategy. Each teacher was asked how they manage their teacher motivation for teaching and research by reflecting back their whole career as a teacher and researcher. In this paper, twelve specific strategies were embedded from the data gathered by semi-structured interviews. The specific approaches are introduced along with quotes from the participants. The true aim of this study is to gain understanding of what kinds of teacher motivation management are utilized and give practical suggestions both for novice and experienced teachers simultaneously in order to contribute to the teacher education and development.
Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. Cheongji National University of Education. Main Bldg #506, 2065 Cheongnam-ro, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do 28690, Korea. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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