FACTORS THAT AFFECT STUDENTS’ CHOICE OF TEACHING AS A CAREER
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
This study focuses on professional autonomy concerns, and identifying professional autonomy in teaching implies that education specialists are fully involved. Professional colleagues in all areas of education are frequently appointed to positions of responsibility to designate how educational policies in Nigeria should be managed, despite having little or no understanding of professional training and competency (Adufe, 2008). Teaching as a career is viewed as a loose confederation group of major components performing specific tasks, according to Factors influencing choice of teaching as a career, journal of educational research association vol. No. 1, University of Benin, which states that teaching as a career is viewed as a loose confederation group of major components performing specific tasks. A group of major components that perform specific tasks, often with little or no coordination among professional members. Ekiadolor, a student at the College of Education, is considering teaching as a career, but a number of factors are influencing her decision. Many people take on instructional responsibilities without ever receiving basic professional training or training from any of the professional schools, and many education students haven’t really considered their true motivations for becoming teachers (Adepoju, 2006). Many education teachers see their professional preparation or teaching as a stepping stone into teaching for students who believe they lack the ability and intellect to read lucrative courses such as medicine, law, or engineering. Teaching will be used only as a last resort. in order to prepare for a professional career. Some education students see teaching as both a dumping ground for the less intelligent and a stepping stone to a better vocation. This group of people lacks commitment and respect for the value and goals of teaching, which stifles the flow of ideas for true or genuine professional advancement (Rubba, 1981). Many teachers in Nigeria today, as well as education students, would not openly declare that they are teachers, causing problems with teacher identification among students at Ekiadolor College of Education. An investigation into the factors that motivate people to choose teaching as a career will help to correct some of the misconceptions and will confirm or deny some of the popular beliefs.
In deciding what career to pursue, consider some of the criticisms leveled at teaching. Several motivators can be summarized as follows:
i. The country’s labor market, which many people believe influences them to choose a job for which they are not naturally qualified.
The second factor that may influence people’s decision to pursue a particular career is the nature of the work itself. After a day’s work, the job may offer plenty of free time.
iii. The salary offered for a particular job either attracts or repels applicants.
According to Afe (2002), becoming a teacher is fraught with difficulties and problems from the moment one decides to pursue a career in education.
education. According to Awake (2002), one factor influences teaching as a career: teaching is a thankless profession in terms of pay. His pay has always been less than the bare minimum. The pay is so low that it barely covers the expenses. This includes his accommodation, food, medical care, clothing, and transportation.
1.2 THE PROBLEM STATEMENT
The goal was to gain insight into the factors that influence male students at Ekiadolor College of Education’s decision to pursue a career in teaching. Among the issues to be investigated are low pay, a lack of appropriate textbooks, insufficient teaching aids, and a lack of assistance and counseling. As a result of my efforts to provide solutions to the problem, the following questions will be raised.
serve as a guide for determining which factors influence the decision to pursue teaching as a career.
i. Does low pay influence one’s decision to pursue a career as a teacher?
ii. How does a lack of appropriate texts affect the profession of teaching?
iii. Does a lack of teaching aids influence people’s decision to pursue a career in education?
iv. Does a lack of direction and counseling influence a person’s decision to pursue a career in education?
v. Does a student’s attitude influence their decision to become a teacher?
1.3 THE STUDY’S OBJECTIVES
The primary goal of this study is to identify the factors that influence male students at College of Education Ekiadolor’s decision to pursue a career in teaching. The following are examples:
are some of the elements:
i. Poor pay
ii. Inadequate number of relevant texts
iii. Inadequate teaching aids
iv. A lack of counseling and direction
v. The attitude of a student toward teaching
1.4 QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCH
ii. What are the factors that contribute to low pay?
ii.What are inadequate relevant texts?
What are the inadequate teaching aids?
iv. What are the counseling and guidance factors?
v. How does the student feel about teaching?
1.5 THE STUDY’S IMPORTANCE
The goal of this research is to persuade the government and education supporters to invest more in educational resources and funding. That is for people who are motivated enough to pursue a career in education.
1.6 STUDY OBJECTIVES
This study’s scope is limited to
the factors influencing students at the University of Abuja’s Faculty of Education’s decision to pursue teaching as a vocation.
1.7 RESEARCH LIMITATIONS
The research’s flaws include a lack of appropriate resources on the subject of study, the fact that the majority of respondents are unwilling to be interviewed, and a lack of time.
1.8 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The act of choosing between two or more options.
A career is a job that a person holds for an extended period of time and that offers opportunities for advancement.
A profession is a paid occupation, especially one that requires extensive training and a formal qualification.