Dávid Smid

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

The Social-Psychological Approach

Research adopting the social-psychological perspective is characterized by an emphasis on “the social context of learning as well as attitudes and relations between different linguistic communities” (Dörnyei & Ushioda, 2013, p. 40). Such an approach has been informed by a number of theoretical models, namely, the socio-educational model developed by Gardner and his associates (henceforth, Gardner) (Gardner, 1985, 2019), Clément’s (1980) social-contextual model, Giles and Byrne’s (1982) intergroup model, and Schumann’s (1986) acculturation model. Due to space limitations, I shall focus on the first two models below.

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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