Teacher Motivation

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CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The issue of teachers’ motivation and the standard of education has become a matter of debate and concern in educational systems and standards. In most developing countries of the world including Ghana, there has been a growing awareness about teacher motivation which is a key to quality assurance, quality outcomes/delivery and high standards in the educational system. It is acknowledged that any nation that is aspiring to maintain high and quality standards or achieve quality assurance in its educational system must take teachers and their motivational needs with utmost high level of seriousness.
Teachers are important instrument in education. They are also the pivot on which the educational process hang. Teachers play a major role in the whims and caprices of the educational system. They can influence the teaching – learning outcomes either positively or negatively because they determine the quality of instructional delivery and also influence quality education when it comes to implementation of the curriculum and educational policies. They are to be considered when addressing issues such as: quality assurance; quality delivery (teaching), quality context and quality learning outcomes (Onucha, 2002).
However, they are the custodians of the educational and school systems. Since teaching can be regarded as a systematic, rational and organized process of transmitting knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and what is worthwhile (education) in accordance with certain professional principles; there is need for the services of efficient teachers (whose knowledge is bonded with innovations) in order to achieve the educational objectives. Without teachers in the school system, there will definitely be no learning. Teaching makes learning take place and the teacher determines the quality of learning/instructions that will…...

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