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ERIC Number: EJ1073642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Self-Efficacy in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Australian Schools
Chen, Zhu; Yeung, Alexander S.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n8 Article 2 Aug 2015
Participating in a research-oriented teacher education program, 20 university graduates from China were invited to teach Chinese as a foreign language in western Sydney schools and conducted teacher research for one and half years. By analysing their research on their own teaching through a qualitative approach, this study attempted to identify the factors that influenced their self-efficacy in teaching Chinese as a foreign language in an English-speaking school system. Influential factors identified in this research include teacher factors (proficiency in the medium of instruction, professional learning, teaching experience, and understanding of student), student factors (student responses, classroom discipline, students' motivation, student-teacher relations, and students' age) and contextual factors (culture, influence from other teachers, class size, and resources). Findings of this research have implications for foreign language teacher education.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A