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Why become a teacher?: Student teachers’ perceptions of the teaching profession and motives for career choice
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7952-5111
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8041-6003
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4382-132x
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8771-8597
2018 (English)In: European Journal of Teacher Education, ISSN 0261-9768, E-ISSN 1469-5928, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 266-281Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to discursively identify student teachers’ perceptions of the teaching profession early in their education and their motives for this career choice. Students wrote a letter sharing thoughts on why they want to become a teacher, how they regard the teaching profession and if someone inspired them in their career choice. The empirical data consists of 259 student texts from three Swedish teacher education programmes. The study employed a qualitative method denoting different categorizations compared to previous studies, emphasising the idea of multiple motives for career choice and the link to student teachers’ evolving pedagogical identity. Major differences can be distinguished among the programmes, emphasising different main motives and shifting incipient pedagogic identities. The results indicate the value of organising teacher education programmes drawing on multiple motives, which is expected to contribute positively to completion of teacher education and teacher retention in future profession.

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Taylor & Francis, 2018. Vol. 41, no 3, p. 266-281
Keywords [en]
Teacher education, student teachers, teaching profession perceptions, career choice motives, discourse analysis
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Educational Sciences Pedagogy Didactics
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Education; Swedish and Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67882DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1448784ISI: 000432156100002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85043351011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67882DiVA, id: diva2:1188606
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-05-14 (svasva)

Available from: 2018-03-08 Created: 2018-03-08 Last updated: 2018-07-25Bibliographically approved

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