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"I'll be a great teacher!" On motivations of English education majors to become English teachers

Mason, S.ORCID: 0000-0002-8999-4448 (2019) "I'll be a great teacher!" On motivations of English education majors to become English teachers. Bulletin of Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University, 59 (5). pp. 259-269.

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A range of policies to improve and expand the teaching and learning of English in Japanese schools has lead to an increased demand for English teachers. Universities and colleges, that provide the only pathway for teacher licensure in Japan, play a vital role in the recruitment and development of the next generation of educators. While entry into education courses is competitive, not all students who graduate go on to become teachers, and this is a growing concern for many universities across the country. Developing teacher capacity requires a more intimate understanding of the motivations of undergraduate students, as they choose a degree in education, as they continue through their studies, and as they make decisions for their futures after graduation. This paper reports on the first phase of a longitudinal study that aims to identify the career motivations of undergraduate students at Nagasaki University, majoring in English within the Faculty of Education.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University
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