WHY DO ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY-DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY GRADUATES WANT TO BECOME TEACHERS?

Ebru ÖZTÜRK AKAR

Abstract


This phenomological research conducted is to determine the sources of nine Arts and Science Faculty- Department of Biology graduates’ motivation to become teachers in the early post-graduation period. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Content analysis was used to analyze data. Findings revealed that the limited employment opportunities and difficult working conditions were the major sources of participants’ motivation to become teachers.

Keywords


motivation; teaching profession; arts-sciences faculty graduate

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