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ERIC Number: EJ810170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
What Motivates Teachers? Important Work on a Complex Question
Hoy, Anita Woolfolk
Learning and Instruction, v18 n5 p492-498 Oct 2008
In this commentary I briefly describe the articles, suggest three themes that unite the works and two questions raised by them, and then elaborate some challenges that these studies pose for researchers and practitioners. The themes include situating these articles in the history of the study of teaching and exploring both the complexity of teachers' motivation and of the statistical designs used to study it. The concerns focus on addressing context in research on teaching and discerning implications for teacher education. Together these studies produce a heuristic perspective, which I attempt to illustrate in one possible model for further research. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A