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Motivations for Choosing Teaching as a Career: An International Comparison Using the FIT-Choice Scale
This investigation had two major aims: 1. to examine the utility and validity of the FIT-Choice scale for measuring teaching motivations within and across samples and settings; 2. to explore differences in motivations and perceptions related to the teaching profession across the different samples, as first indications of differences among Australian, U.S., German, and Norwegian samples. The findings reveal that the FIT-Choice scale displayed good construct validity and reliability across diverse samples. Furthermore, the sample comparisons revealed that motivations for teaching were more similar than they were different across these samples.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2014
Getting The Fish Out of The Water: Considering Benefits and Problems of Doing Research on Teacher Education at An International Level
In this article, the authors focus in particular on the understanding of three main components of teacher education: mathematics, mathematics pedagogy and general pedagogy. They also juxtapose two extreme models: Germany and the US.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
Effects of International Comparative Studies on Educational Quality on the Quality of Educational Research
Strengths and weaknesses of different research approaches are discussed, and it is proposed that the dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative approaches should be replaced with distinctions between low- and high-level inference approaches with respect to data, generalization and explanation. It is concluded that while the international studies easily invite misuse and misinterpretation, they also offer possibilities for improving the quality of educational research, because the high-quality data generated by these studies can be taken advantage of in research on causal effects of factors in and out of educational systems.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2008