Dávid Smid

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

Perceptions of Pre-Service English Teachers’ Engagement

The next emerging theme in the data set relates to the instructors’ perceptions of pre-service English teachers’ motivated behavior. Thus, it can be conceived of as an indicator of students’ career intention in light of the general assumption within L2 motivation research that intention is intricately tied to human behavior (Dörnyei & Ottó, 1998; Dörnyei & Ushioda, 2013). The interviewees’ reports were based on their perceptions of students’ actual classroom behavior as well as on their inferences drawn both from students’ written class assignments and verbal reports on out-of-class engagement. The overall picture of students’ behavior was that it was of moderate strength. More specifically, there were four participants with extreme perceptions, while the rest of the sample members were divided and argued for some of their students demonstrating a higher level, while others a lower level of engagement.

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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