The research is based on the trend of broadening unique teacher training programs. It is a mixed-method research aiming to explore the motives of three groups of Graduate-Retraining-Program (GRP) who opted for teaching as a second career and their self-efficacy
The research population comprises 82 participants from three specialized teacher's education programs. Tools include a closed self-efficacy and a semi-structured motivation questionnaires and interviews.
Findings: motives relate mostly to psycho-ideological aspects; three efficacy dimensions relating to Teaching Tasks (TT), Teacher-Student Relations (TSR), and Influence in the Organization (IO); The TT dimension is the highest, while the IO dimension is the lowest. A clear difference between the groups is reflected in the TT dimension.
The research expands the viewpoint of the decision-makers as regards the benefit of unique teacher education paths in assisting the absorption of academics into teaching as a second career.
& Imanuel-Noy, D.
Are they Genuinely Novice Teachers? - Motivations and Self-Efficacy of those who Choose Teaching as a Second Career.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(7).