The Dynamics of Disposition in the Teaching Profession: Exploring Narrative from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Teachers
Muhd Khaizer Omar1, Muhammad Aiman Arifin2, Roziah Mohd Rasdi3, Mohd Ashraff Mohd Anuar4, Abdullah Mat Rashid5, Mohd Hazwan Mohd Puad6

1Muhd Khaizer Omar, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
2Muhammad Aiman Arifin, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
3Roziah Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
4Mohd Ashraff Mohd Anuar, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
5Abdullah Mat Rashid, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
6Mohd Hazwan Mohd Puad, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 06 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 838-845 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11450476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Teacher has been regarded as one of the most challenging careers in the aspect of employment. It is noteworthy to state that the role of teachers has gone beyond their capacity and capability of fulfilling their traditional role, which refers to teaching. Precisely, it is crucial to note that the range of responsibilities of teachers has extensively outbound the unnecessary tasks including administration and clerical tasks which tend to burden them due to the increased workload. More importantly, this scenario leads to anxiety and depression among teachers. Hence, the present study explored the narrative expressions obtained from the qualitative approach in the form of a survey with the aim of discovering the reasons that inspire the teachers to honour their profession. The population of the current research comprised of Malaysian teachers at the TVET educational institutions. Several short close-ended questions but rigor was asked during the process of qualitative data collection. In addition, all of the answers were recorded and later analysed thematically using a CAQDAS known as ATLAS.ti (version 8). A total of 76 informants participated in the process of gathering the qualitative data. Overall, the thematic analysis managed to extract a total of 52 quotations related to the dispositions among Malaysian TVET teachers. More specifically, the following two main categories: (1) vocational teacher’s dispositions towards teaching profession, and (2) vocational teacher’s dispositions towards students, were derived from the 52 quotations, including another six subs. The findings revealed that salient indications were the reasons that motivate TVET teachers to not only strive but also enjoy their profession. Overall, this confirmed that the quality of technical based-education was served, while the national visions and missions were promulgated in order to develop more skilled employees in the future.
Keywords: Teacher Dispositions, Competency, Self-Beliefs, Values, Attitudes.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems