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ERIC Number: EJ1106489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1443-1475
Comparing What Teacher Candidates Know about Each Other: China and the United States
Xu, Tingting; Byker, Erik Jon; Chen, Juan
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v15 n2 p72-84 2016
The purpose of this article is to compare teacher candidates' knowledge and perceptions about China and the United States. Using a survey research design, 91 Chinese teacher candidates and 96 teacher candidates from the United Sates participated. The survey findings indicated that, while both groups of teacher candidates had a basic level of historical and political knowledge about the other country, both teacher candidate groups also had stereotypes of each other's country. In their responses to the comment section and free response questions, however, teacher candidates focused on very different aspects. The Chinese teacher candidates focused more on the United States' political and education system. The United States' teacher candidates focused their responses more on daily life and cultural aspects of China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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