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

Rosmiati, Rosmiati 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.

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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 topresent 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)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: ROSMIATI
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 08:56
URI: https://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/9210

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