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ERIC Number: EJ1161174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Predictors of Teacher Educators' Research Productivity
Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia M.; Majdob, Arin
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v42 n11 Article 3 p34-51 Nov 2017
This study examined the relationship between teacher educators' research productivity (RP) and their background and professional characteristics, attitudes, motives, obstacles and time devoted to research. The sample included 161 teacher educators from four teacher education colleges in Israel. The findings indicate the significance of five variables for predicting RP: academic degree, rank, administrative position, desire to develop new knowledge and learn from research findings and perceived insufficient research competence and self-confidence. These variables account for 37.2% of the variance in RP. The results from this study provide useful information for teacher education institutions and policy makers regarding variables significantly related to RP. These variables should be addressed when recruiting teacher educators, assigning administrative duties and designing professional development programs, particularly for new career faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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