Does Teacher Motivation Influence Educational Reform? Research Paper by Mr Educator

Does Teacher Motivation Influence Educational Reform?
A look at the correlation between teachers' motivation and engagement in educational reform.
# 147207 | 5,471 words | 25 sources | APA | 2011 | GB
Published on Mar 02, 2011 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Theory) , Education (General)


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Description:

This paper sets out to determine the relationship between teachers' motivation and their engagement in educational reform initiatives. It uses a random sample of 50 teachers from five Abu Dhabi high schools, and focuses on the role that motivation plays in improving teacher engagement with the educational policies. The research also aims to determine whether a lack of motivation can influence teacher involvement with education reforms carried out in schools. The paper includes a literature review on the subject and several tables of results.

Outline:
Abstract
Introduction
Research Aims
Research Objectives
Significance of Research
Review of Related Literature
Introduction
Abu Dhabi Education Council: An Overview
Teacher Motivation
Self-Determination Theory
Methodology
Research Approach
Research Design
Respondents and Sampling Plan
Procedure
Questionnaire
Reliability and Validity
Ethical Considerations
Method of Data Analysis
Results and Discussion
Discussion
Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

''The present study aimed to determine the relationship between teachers' motivation and their engagement in educational reform initiatives. Using a random sample of 50 teachers from five Abu Dhabi high schools, the study found that teacher motivation with ADEC educational reform- related activities as well as their engagement in these were at neutral levels. There are also significant, positive correlations between all the subscales of motivation and overall motivation on one hand, and teacher engagement on the other. This research has lent further support to the self-determination theory, suggesting that teacher motivation among Abu-Dhabi schools is influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Although intrinsic motivation has been found to bring about favorable outcomes, extrinsic motivation may yield either positive or negative results, depending on the level of self-determination. In the current study though, it has garnered a positive correlation with teacher engagement in educational reform.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abu Dhabi Education Council 2010, About ADEC, Available at: http://www.adec.ac.ae
  • Assor, A, Kaplan, H, Feinberg, O, and Tal, K 2009, Combining vision with voice: A learning and implementation structure promoting teachers' internalization of practices based on self-determination theory, Theory and Research in Education, vol. 7, no. , pp. 234-243.
  • Balnaves, M & Caputi, P 2001, Introduction to quantitative research methods: An investigative approach. Sage Publications, London.
  • Barnett, K, and McCormick, J 2003, Vision, relationships and teacher motivation: a case study, Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 41, no.1, pp.55 - 73.
  • Bryman, A 2001, Social research methods. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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