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Reasons for joining the teaching profession: primary student teachers

Lingam, Govinda I. (2010) Reasons for joining the teaching profession: primary student teachers. Waikato Journal of Education, 15 (3). pp. 141-156. ISSN 1173-6135

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This study explored student teachers’ reasons for joining the teaching profession. A sample of the student teachers of the University of Otago, College of Education participated in this study, responding to a questionnaire aimed at identifying their reasons for choosing teaching as their career. Analysis of the data showed that a large percentage of student teachers enrolled in the institution demonstrated a strong desire to become a teacher, and that only a small percentage of them were ambivalent about teaching as their career choice. In terms of their future plans, the results indicated that the majority of student teachers had a desire to work abroad. Based on the results, the paper also draws implications that may be relevant for other jurisdictions in the Pacific region and beyond.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2010 02:53
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 08:30

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