Book Chapter

Motivations and aspirations of teacher education students in Indonesia

A Suryani

Global Perspectives on Teacher Motivation | Published : 2017


Indonesian teachers earn low salaries compared with the national income (Jalal et al., 2009) - much less than other professionals such as engineers, accountants, lawyers, medical doctors, and much less than teachers in neighbouring countries (OECD, 2012). The main question in this study was: What attracts students to enter teacher education in this context? This chapter examines findings from a study investigating 802 Indonesian students' motivations for entering into teacher education, their perceptions about the teaching profession and career aspirations. The study is founded on the Factors Influencing Teaching Choice framework which has been applied in diverse cultural settings, and inclu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This publication was supported by a Postgraduate Publications Award from the Institute of Graduate Research, Monash University.