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Motivations to join primary teaching profession: the case of Fiji

Lingam, Govinda I. (2004) Motivations to join primary teaching profession: the case of Fiji. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 26 (1). pp. 70-81. ISSN 1011-5B46

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    Abstract

    The study reported here focuses on motivations for joining the teaching profession. In particular, motives of the entrants joining the primary teaching force were investigated. The trainees at Lautoka Teachers’ College in Fiji responded to a questionnaire aimed at identifying their motives for choosing primary teaching as a career. Analysis of the results indicated that a large percentage of trainee teachers enrolled at the College were genuinely interested in becoming a teacher, and that a small percentage of them did not consider teaching as their career choice. The paper also discusses implications pertinent to student selection at the College.

    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 Neha Harakh
    Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2004 07:28
    Last Modified: 07 May 2012 18:30
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/2644
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