Paper 21-16



Лилия Виткова Бабакова
Академия за музикално, танцово и изобразително изкуство „Проф. Асен Диамандиев“, гр. Пловдив


Liliya Vitkova Babakova
Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts „Prof. Asen Diamandiev“, Plovdiv

Авторът изказва благодарност към научен проект №КП-06-М35/2/30.09.2020 г. „(Де)мотивационни фактори и характеристики за избора на учителската професия като кариера при ученици, студенти, обучаващи се в педагогически специалности, и начинаещи учители“, финансиран от Фонд научни изследвания, за пълното финансиране на настоящата работа.

Abstract: In recent years, the issue of motivation of young people to choose the teaching profession has become increasingly relevant in our country, given the shortage of teachers in many settlements. There is a lot of research on this motivation in the world, but there is little research related to the influence of school organizational culture on the choice of pedagogical career. The aim of the article is to describe how the career orientation towards the teaching profession is changing and how the school organizational culture influences and copes with this process.

Keywords: school organizational culture, motivation for choosing a teaching profession, approaches


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