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Millennial generation preservice teachers’ intrinsic motivation to become a teacher, professional learning and professional competence
This mixed methods study examined how millennial generation preservice teachers’ intrinsic motivation affects their professional learning in initial teacher education (ITE) and professional competence. The quantitative findings showed interest in teaching and subject taught and self-development and ideal lifestyle as the two aspects of millennial preservice teachers’ intrinsic motivation, and confirmed a significant, positive, mediated effect from preservice teachers’ intrinsic motivation on their perceived professional competence: Subject matter, pedagogical and educational knowledge, via their professional learning in ITE coursework and interaction with others. The qualitative findings showed four underpinning linkages with illustrations from six preservice teacher cases. Implications for ITE are discussed.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021
This study aimed to learn more about the millennial students, what they felt was important to learn, what resources were most important, and how they would evaluate some of their own skills. The findings reveal that the millennial preservice teachers in this study indicated what they wanted most to learn in their teacher education program was about how to manage student behavior. The findings also suggest that millennial preservice teachers understand that their future students will come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and have a range of abilities.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2018
Themes in the Research on Preservice Teachers’ Views of Cultural Diversity: Implications for Researching Millennial Preservice Teachers
This paper traces themes found in the research on preservice teachers’ views of cultural diversity. The article seeks to draw insights that inform education researchers interested in interrogating and unpacking views about diversity expressed by today’s millennial college students. Findings suggest that although recent studies report a shift toward more positive attitudes about teaching culturally diverse students, persistent issues plague preservice teachers’ understanding of cultural diversity.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2010
This article discusses access and use of information and communication technologies among urban high school students from low-income families. This study explored trends in Internet use among students from low-income families compared to national trends. The authors discuss findings and implications for teachers seeking to understand similar students' Internet access, use, and capacity and suggest implications for digital literacy instruction, technology policy, and teacher education.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010