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ERIC Number: EJ911700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teacher Professionalization: Motivational Factors and the Influence of Age
Hildebrandt, Susan A.; Eom, Minhee
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n2 p416-423 Feb 2011
This study examines motivational factors of teachers who have achieved a national standard of professionalization. Data were collected from National Board certified teachers in the United States (N = 453) using a two-part, web-based survey. Exploratory factor analysis found five motivators: improved teaching, financial gain, collaborative opportunities, self and external validation. Analyses of Variance (ANOVAs) highlighted differences in the financial gain and external validation motivations, depending on the teacher's age at the time of certification. The results of this study reveal multiple motivators for teacher professionalization, with teachers of different ages motivated by diverse incentives. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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