Dávid Smid

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

The Present Dimension of Pre-Service English Teacher Identity

The second emerging theme in the data set concerned the present dimension of the participants’ pre-service English teacher identity. Thus, in terms of its content, it embraces the life histories of the respondents following their enrollment in the initial English teacher education program. The duration of the present dimension of the participants’ identity does not only span the period around the data collection, but the whole course of the initial teacher education program in that the students tended to share earlier memories related to the beginning of the program as well as their conceptions of what the rest of their time spent in the program would be like besides their present experiences. As Table 8 shows, this theme incorporates four categories.

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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