Dávid Smid

Toward an Understanding of Pre-Service English Teachers’ Motivation: The Case of Hungary

Motivation to Teach a L2

Following my literature review on the construct, L2 learning motivation, I now turn to provide a critical synthesis of research on the motivation of in-service L2 teachers given that this topic is also likely to have potential implications for my inquiry. Following Csizér (2020b), I conceive of L2 teacher motivation as a multidimensional construct that relates to four, partially overlapping aspects of in-service L2 teachers’ work, namely, teaching practices, professional development, L2 proficiency, and the motivating of students. I have limited the scope of my literature review to works that specifically target the motivation of in-service English teachers due to the fact that the target population of my research is comprised of pre-service English teachers. Because of space limitations, I have also excluded research on constructs that are only partially associated with L2 teacher motivation, that is, L2 teacher hardiness (Hiver, 2016) and L2 teacher immunity (Hiver, 2015).

Toward an Understanding of Pre-Service English Teachers’ Motivation: The Case of Hungary


Kiadó: Akadémiai Kiadó

Online megjelenés éve: 2022

ISBN: 978 963 454 818 8

In this monograph, the findings of a mixed-methods, multi-perspective empirical study targeting the motivation of Hungarian pre-service English teachers are presented and discussed. When it comes to the Hungarian context, the importance of the topic is indicated by issues, such as the ongoing workforce shortage in the public education sector and the latest reforming of the initial teacher education system. The present investigation sheds light on the complexity of Hungarian pre-service English teachers’ motivation, which was found to be a bipartite construct interrelated with cognitive, emotional, and social processes. It also offers insights into the motivating capacity of the undivided pre-service English teacher education program as well as the extent to which the initial teacher education system is effective with respect to its student recruitment policy. As such, this monograph might be beneficial to researchers, university instructors, mentor teachers, and educational policymakers alike.

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