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dc.contributor.authorWolhuter, Charl
dc.contributor.authorVan der Walt, Hannes
dc.contributor.authorPotgieter, Ferdinand
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Louisa
dc.contributor.authorMamiala, Thapelo
dc.identifier.citationWolhuter, C. et al. 2012. What inspires South African student teachers for their future profession? South African journal of education, 32:178-190. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn2076-3433 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe need for an inspired professional teacher corps to haul South African school education out of its current low level of quality was the driving force behind this project. Its aim was to determine what counted as sources of inspiration for student teachers and hence for future teachers. Based on a conceptual-theoretical study, a questionnaire that could probe student teachers’ sources of inspiration was completed by a sample of student teachers (n = 1,683). A factor analysis of their responses revealed the following as their sources of inspiration, from most to least important: (extended) family, religion, the teacher education institution, teaching practice, friends, and personal life. A comparison with similar research elsewhere revealed that, in this sample of respondents, considerations, such as education being the only accessible profession or being forced to enter the teaching profession because of economic circumstances, did not figure at allen_US
dc.publisherEducation Association of South Africa (EASA)en_US
dc.subjectstudent teachersen_US
dc.subjectteacher educationen_US
dc.titleWhat inspires South African student teachers for their future profession?en_US
dc.contributor.researchID11819898 - Wolhuter, Charste Coetzee
dc.contributor.researchID10055150 - Van der Walt, Johannes Lodewicus
dc.contributor.researchID13250450 - Potgieter, Ferdinand Jacobus
dc.contributor.researchID10471529 - Meyer, Louisa Jacoba

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