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ERIC Number: EJ1159299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Chinese Teachers' Perceptions of Academically Oriented Teacher Preparation
Liao, Wei; Hu, Sihua
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v43 n5 p628-633 2017
Academically oriented teacher preparation, which prioritises subject matter knowledge for teaching, is still widely practised in Confucian societies. Few studies, however, have investigated the impact of this academic model on teaching practices in Confucian contexts. Drawing on interviews and classroom observations of six Chinese mathematics teachers, this study identifies the affordances and limitations of a typical academically oriented teacher preparation in today's China. Although this helped the sampled teachers establish their initial self-efficacy for teaching it limited the teachers' awareness of and their capacity for engaging "all" students to learn. The paper argues that academically oriented teacher preparation programmes in Confucian societies may need to reform their curricula so as to help their graduates advance both "excellence" and "equity" in education through their teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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