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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Lo, Leslie N.K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critical review of the impact of policy-induced changes on school teachers in the Chinese Mainland where educational reform has been an ongoing project for four decades. It addresses three aspects of the current state of teaching and the teaching profession: the contextual factors that have influenced their development; the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Professionalism
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Xu, Shijing – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The Preservice "Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Programme" has been developed on a vision of bridging the East and West dichotomy by harmonising Eastern learning with Western knowledge. This programme is one of the two foundations for Xu and Connelly's 7-year Canada-China Reciprocal Learning Partnership in teacher education and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries
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Cai, Yonghong; Bi, Yan; Wang, Li; Cravens, Xiu Chen; Li, Yanli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The construct of teachers' pay satisfaction is important to the systemic appraisal of teachers' compensation. The study aims to probe the components of teachers' pay satisfaction and verify this construct in primary and secondary schools in China. In-depth interviews with 24 teachers were conducted to propose a construct model for teachers' pay…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Zhang, Xiaolei; Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Studies of professional development have examined the influence of school-based approaches on in-service teacher learning and change but have seldom investigated teachers' job-embedded learning processes. This paper explores the dynamic processes of teacher learning in school-based settings. A qualitative comparative case study based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Inservice Teacher Education
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Ye, Wangbei; Song, Xujing; Li, Fan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article reports the findings of a small-scale, follow-up investigation into the transfer problems encountered by first-year teachers in China, and the interactions that emerged among the teachers' preconceptions of teaching, university teacher preparation programmes and teaching school contexts in their first year. Participants were surveyed…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Zheng, Xin; Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Muhua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Emotional labour has been demonstrated to play a critical role in teaching and leading in the past decade. This study explored the relationships between leadership practices, emotional labour and teacher self-efficacy, with a focus on the mediating role of emotional labour strategies. A sample of 1026 teachers from 3 provinces in China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Leadership Styles, Teacher Leadership
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Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Liu, Laura; Li, Qiong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper proposes a theoretical framework to understand the structure and determinants for rural teacher well-being (TWB), with a focus on key factors that can mediate low pay and poor work conditions, specifically teachers' professional learning (PL) and community engagement (CE). This framework was tested using structural equation model in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Well Being, Teacher Attitudes
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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Yuan, Rui; Burns, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores how two language teachers constructed and reconstructed their professional identities through their action research (AR) facilitated by university researchers in China. Informed by the theory of 'community of practice', the findings of the study show that AR exerted a transformative impact on the teachers' identity development.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Chen, Junjun; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study surveyed 1064 Chinese school teachers' approaches to teaching and conceptions of assessment, and examined their inter-relationship using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Three approaches to teaching (i.e. Knowledge Transmission, Student-Focused, and Examination Preparation) and six conceptions of assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Improvement, Accountability, Factor Analysis
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Yin, Hongbiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers can be seen as emotional workers often needing to be sensitive to the demands that their work makes on their emotions, and skilful in regulating their feelings, but few quantitative studies have examined this issue systematically. Using hierarchical regression analysis to examine this issue, this study investigates teachers' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Emotional Intelligence, Asians