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ERIC Number: EJ925719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
The Call to Teach and Teacher Hopefulness
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.
Teacher Development, v15 n2 p127-140 2011
The purpose of this paper is to explore teacher motivation and well-being. Our analysis focuses on two central concepts, the notion of a "calling to teach" and of teacher "hopefulness." Data from 205 preservice and inservice teachers were collected to determine teachers' sense of calling and level of hope. Results indicate that overwhelmingly, both preservice and inservice teachers feel called to teach and have high levels of hope. However, there are some differences between preservice and inservice teachers and among inservice teachers based on years of experience. Results are discussed in the light of their implications for teacher coping, commitment, and resistance. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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