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Bastick, Tony
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Department of Educational Studies
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Material culture and teachers attrition in the Caribbean: Motivational differences between novice and experienced Jamaican teacher trainers
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2nd Conference of Caribbean Culture and Festival of the Word
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9-12 January 2002
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University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston Jamaica
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Abstract
Uses an Extrinsic, Intrinsic, Altruistic factor model, specially developed to assess the motivations of Jamaican teachers, and to compare the current motivations of novice and experienced teachers who have equivalent training. This synchronous research design avoids problems of economic and developmental change usually confounded in longitudinal studies. The purpose of the synchronous comparison design used here was to find the motivation components responsible for the retention of the experienced Jamaican teachers. Using a stratified sample (n=1027) of Jamaican teachers in training, the motivations for teaching of 821 novices were compared with the motivations of 206 teachers who had more than three years' teaching experience. Results show higher all-round motivation of these experienced Jamaican teachers and the lesser influence of materialism on their motivations for teaching.....
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