Comparison of private-institute and public-school English teachers’ motivation towards teaching English in Iran

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Shahram Alipour


Teacher’s motivation plays a key role in their career success, so enough motivation sources can be fruitful in enhancing teaching skills. In order to find the possible differences between the institution teachers and public-school teachers, the present study was initiated. It was also aimed to compare the motivation sources in their teaching context. So, English teachers’ motivation was measured regarding their intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Only 33 teachers in Ahar city delivered questionnaires to the researcher. An independent samples t-test was run to analyze the gathered data. The results suggest that there is a significant difference between two types of teachers. In fact, teachers in private institutions have more motivation than public school teachers. It was also found that teachers feel they receive very limited motivation from some contextual sources. The findings of present study indicate that education system, school managers and supervisors need to motivate teachers toward teaching English.  


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Shahram Alipour, +989357417734

M.A. in ELT, English language teacher.

My area of interest:
1. Teaching Methods (e.g. cooperative learning method; my M.A. thesis,
several conference papers and published paper)
2. Lesson Study Program (Type of Peer Mentoring): (A paper is in
review in LTRQ (eurokd publication in which you are editorial board)
3. Textbook Evaluation (Conference paper in Urmia)
4. Technology in Language learning (e.g. social networking; a paper is
in review in LTRQ)
5. Teacher/student Motivation, students' WTC (a paper in review in LTRQ)

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