In Search for Quality Education through Teacher Education: Student Teachers Motives and Islamic Character Education

Mukminin, Amirul (2015) In Search for Quality Education through Teacher Education: Student Teachers Motives and Islamic Character Education. In: International Seminar on Teacher Education, 21-22 November 2015, Pekanbaru.


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This study, within the theoretical framework of altruistic, intrinsic, and extrinsic motives (Lortie, 1975; Kyriacou, Hultgren & Stephens, L999; Kyriacou & Coulthard, 2000), aimed to investigate student teachers' motives to enter teacher education study program to become an English teacher as a future career at one public university in Jambi. The participants were 285 English student teachers at Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, one public university in Jambi which aims to produce English Teachers. This study used a mix of a survey approach and a qualitative case study. There were various motives that influenced male and female student teachers ta become an English teacher in which these motives were classified into three categories: altruistic (8 reasons), intrinsic (6 reasons), and extrinsic motives (7 reasons). The result revealed an interesting finding in which extrinsic motives (it provides a good social status) were chosen as the highest motive influencing male and female student teachers to become a future teacher. Then it is followed by altruistic motives (it has a socially worthwhile job) and intrinsic motives (it offers opportunities for my academic development). While the findings of qualitative interview data indicated that participants tended to be among the three motives (altruistic, intrinsic, and extrinsic motives). This study provides information for policy. for policy makers, school leaders, researchers, and teacher educators to understand the implication of the findings in order to frame programs, practices, and policies for improving teacher education including incorporating Islamic character education in the curriculum for our future teachers. In this study, suggestions for future research, students teacher education study program and university are also discussed

Type: Conference (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: AKHMAD HABIBI
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 00:53
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 00:53

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