Dávid Smid

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

Pre-Service L2 Teacher Education in Hungary

Since the target population of my research includes pre-service L2 teachers, in the penultimate part of this chapter, I aim to provide a critical analysis of pre-service L2 teacher education in Hungary. For a more holistic understanding of this topic, I focus on its historical background first. This means that I scrutinize the main turning points in the initial teacher education system till the early 2010s. Due to space limitations, I selected the 1980s as the starting point for my discussion (for earlier periods, see, e.g., Bárdos, 2009). Then, I turn to the current policies introduced in 2013. The rationale behind the inclusion of this section is that, as has been shown in Chapter 2, the quality of the instructional context has been hypothesized to have a strong link to motivation in the FLA literature (e.g., Dörnyei, 1994; Dörnyei & Ottó, 1998; Gardner, 1985; Williams & Burden, 1997).

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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