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Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations

Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2, 40 - 52, 01.05.2015
https://doi.org/10.17985/ijare.56085

Abstract

The purpose of this current study was to explore the demotivating factors among Indonesian senior high school English teachers in teaching English as a foreign language at two senior high schools in Jambi City, Indonesia through demographic background surveys and semi-structured in-depth interviews. The research design was qualitative in the case approach. The interviews data were analyzed through using the constant comparative method developed by Glaser and Strauss (1967), six salient and interweaved themes related to the demotivating factors that emerged in this research were studentslimited basic knowledge in English language, students’ lack of motivation, school environment, limited supporting facilities, working conditions, and teachers’ workload. Policy recommendations and implications of findings and future research are also discussed.

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  • Spear, M., Gould, K., & Lee, B. (2000). Who would be a teacher? A review of factors motivating and  demotivating prospective and practicing teachers. Slough: NFER.
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  • Willows, M. (2011). Effect of overcrowded classrooms. Retrieved from: http://www.helium.com

Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2, 40 - 52, 01.05.2015
https://doi.org/10.17985/ijare.56085

Abstract

References

  • Addison, R., & Brundrett, M. (2008). Motivation and demotivation of teachers in primary schools: The challenge of change. Education, 36(1), 79‐94.
  • Aydin, S. (2012). Factors causing demotivation in EFL teaching process: A case study. The Qualitative  Report, 17 (101), 1‐13.
  • Chambers, G. (1993). Taking the 'de' out of demotivation. Language Learning Journal, 7, 13‐16.
  • Creswell, J. W. (1997). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Creswell, J, W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Creswell, J, W. (2011). Educational research : Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Dinham, S. & Scott, C. (2000). Moving into the third, outer domain of teacher satisfaction. Journal of  Educational Administration, 38 (4), 379‐396.
  • Dörnyei, Z. (2001). Teaching and researching motivation. Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
  • Dörnyei, Z. & Ushioda, E. (2011).Teaching and researching motivation. UK: Pearson Education Limited.
  • Doyle, T., & Kim, M. Y. (1999). Teacher motivation and satisfaction in the United States and Korea. MEXTESOL Journal, 23(2), 35‐48.
  • Fattash, M. M. (2013). Demotivating factors of university ESL teachers. International Journal of  Humanities and Social Science, 3 (19), 125‐ 132.
  • Glaser, B., & Strauss, A. (1967). Discovery of grounded theory. Chicago: Aldine.
  • Hettiarachchi, S. (2013). English language teacher motivation in Sri Lankan public schools. Journal of  Language Teaching and Research, 4 (1), pp. 1‐11.
  • Johnson, B., & Christensen, L. B. (2008). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed  approaches.  Boston: Sage Publications.
  • Johnson, C. R.  (2000). Factors influencing motivation and de‐motivation of Mexican EFL teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kiziltepe, Z. (2008). Motivation and demotivation of university teachers. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor and Francis, Ltd.
  • Linares, J. J. G., Diaz, A. J. C., Fuentes, M. C. P., & Acien, F. L. (2009). Teachers’ perceptions of school violence in a sample from three European countries. European Journal of Psychology of  Education, 24(1), 49‐59.
  • Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, G.B. (1985). Naturalistic inquiry. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Lynch, L. M. (2008). Three critical problems in English language teaching and learning and what to do  about them. Retrieved from: http://Ezinearticles.com/?expert=Larry –M‐Lynch.
  • Marshall, C., & Rossman, G. B. (1999). Designing qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Merriam, S.B. (1998). Qualitative research and case study applications in education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey‐Bass.
  • Menyhárt A. (2008).Teachers or lecturers? The motivational profile of university teachers of English. WoPaLP, 2, 119‐137.
  • Miles, M.B., & Huberman, A.M. (1994). Qualitative data Analysis: An expanded sourcebook. San Francisco, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Mukminin, A. 2012. Acculturative Experiences Among Indonesian Graduate Students in US Higher Education: Academic Shock, Adjustment, Crisis, and Resolution. Excellence in Higher Education , 3 (1),14‐36.
  • Soureshjani, K. H., & Riahipour, P. (2012). Demotivating factors on English speaking skill: A study of EFL language learners and teachers’ attitudes. World Applied Sciences Journal, 17 (3), 327‐339.
  • Spear, M., Gould, K., & Lee, B. (2000). Who would be a teacher? A review of factors motivating and  demotivating prospective and practicing teachers. Slough: NFER.
  • Tiziava, K. (2003). Factors that motivate and demotivate Greek EFL teachers. (Master’s Thesis). Retrieved from https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/495.
  • Zhang, Q. 2007. Teacher misbehaviors as learning demotivators in college classroom: A cross‐cultural investigation in China, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Communication Education, 56(2), 209‐227.
  • Willows, M. (2011). Effect of overcrowded classrooms. Retrieved from: http://www.helium.com

Details

Primary Language English
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Amirul MUKMININ
0000-0002-6806-1315


Muazza MUAZZA This is me


Hustarna HUSTARNA


Siti Rahma SARI This is me

Publication Date May 1, 2015
Application Date May 1, 2015
Acceptance Date
Published in Issue Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2

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APA Mukmının, A. , Muazza, M. , Hustarna, H. & Sarı, S. R. (2015). Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations . International Journal of Academic Research in Education , 1 (2) , 40-52 . DOI: 10.17985/ijare.56085
MLA Mukmının, A. , Muazza, M. , Hustarna, H. , Sarı, S. R. "Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations" . International Journal of Academic Research in Education 1 (2015 ): 40-52 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijare/issue/7984/104793>
Chicago Mukmının, A. , Muazza, M. , Hustarna, H. , Sarı, S. R. "Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations". International Journal of Academic Research in Education 1 (2015 ): 40-52
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ISNAD Mukmının, Amirul , Muazza, Muazza , Hustarna, Hustarna , Sarı, Siti Rahma . "Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations". International Journal of Academic Research in Education 1 / 2 (May 2015): 40-52 . https://doi.org/10.17985/ijare.56085
AMA Mukmının A. , Muazza M. , Hustarna H. , Sarı S. R. Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations. IJARE. 2015; 1(2): 40-52.
Vancouver Mukmının A. , Muazza M. , Hustarna H. , Sarı S. R. Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations. International Journal of Academic Research in Education. 2015; 1(2): 40-52.
IEEE A. Mukmının , M. Muazza , H. Hustarna and S. R. Sarı , "Stories from the Frontlines: In-Service Teachers’ Demotivating Factors and Policy Recommendations", International Journal of Academic Research in Education, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 40-52, May. 2015, doi:10.17985/ijare.56085