Student Teachers’ Reasons for Choosing a Teacher Education Program at One Public University in Indonesia and Policy Implications

Muazza, Muazza and Mukminin, Amirul and Aina, Mia and Rosmiati, Rosmiati and Aryanti, Tiara (2016) Student Teachers’ Reasons for Choosing a Teacher Education Program at One Public University in Indonesia and Policy Implications. The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, 6 (4). pp. 187-194. ISSN 2146-7374

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Abstract

This paper was to report some of findings from a larger study with more than 800 participants that explored the altruistic, intrinsic, and extrinsic reasons of student teachers to become a teacher by choosing teacher education programs at one public university in Jambi, Indonesia. Particularly, this paper was to present the survey findings of the 65 male student teachers from all cohorts in one English education program. The data of this study were collected through demographic backgrounds and a questionnaire on student teachers’ reasons in choosing English study program. The data indicated that a variety of reasons influencing student teachers to choose the English study program. It was found that male student teachers were influenced more first by the intrinsic reasons, followed by the extrinsic, and then the altruistic reasons. The paper also discusses the implications of the findings and draws conclusions which may be supportive to teacher education providers and policy makers on measures to recruit prospective students to initial teacher education.

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: AMIRUL MUKMININ
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 09:25
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 09:25
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/164

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