Dávid Smid

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

Chapter Summary

In this chapter, I have presented a critical account of the Hungarian L2 educational context. I began by examining the motivating capacity of instructed L2 learning contexts. Based on the reviewed reports, the picture seemed to be less than perfect. More specifically, I concluded that there is still room for development when it comes to such conditions, as material resources and L2 teachers’ competences and practices (see, e.g., Illés & Csizér, 2018; Kálmán & Tiboldi, 2018; Tartsayné Németh et al., 2018). In addition, I have hypothesized that these issues might bear relevance to the motivation of my target population.

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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