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ERIC Number: EJ834204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Student Motivation
Roness, Dag; Smith, Kari
European Journal of Teacher Education, v32 n2 p111-134 May 2009
This article analyses the results from a study conducted among the total population of full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education course (PGCE) students in Norwegian universities (N = 283) in the autumn of 2006. The students responded to a questionnaire examining their motivation to take the PGCE course and their motivation to become teachers. The findings show a relatively high motivation among the students, but they also reveal much uncertainty about their future job as teachers. Twenty-five percent of the students do not know if they are going to enter the teaching profession. They take a PGCE course primarily because they want more options in the job market. The general view among the students is that they need the PGCE course to be confident in the teaching role and they think it will be a demanding course. The main motivation to become teachers is that the students want to continue working with their academic subject, which they in turn want to teach to others. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway