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Aspiring world language teachers: Their influences, perceptions, and commitment to teaching
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, , Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education, United States ; , Department of Educational Leadership, United States

TATE Volume 78, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

At a time of critical shortage of world language teachers, limited research is available to guide recruitment initiatives. In response, researchers administered the Factors Influencing Teaching Choice (FIT-Choice) scale to world language teacher candidates across the United States and interviewed a subset of respondents to investigate their motivations for becoming world language teachers. This mixed methods analysis suggested motivation factors in common with other disciplines, factors unique to world language, and possible career deterrents. Results also indicated a possible relationship between several motivational influences and perceptions and commitment to the profession.

Citation

Kissau, S., Davin, K.J. & Wang, C. (2019). Aspiring world language teachers: Their influences, perceptions, and commitment to teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 78(1), 174-182. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.11.020