ERIC Number: EJ1163577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Interpreting and Implementing the IB Learner Profile in an Internationalised School in China: A Shift of Focus from the "Profile as Text" to the "Lived Profile"
Journal of Research in International Education, v16 n3 p248-264 Dec 2017
This article presents findings from a case study that explored the way Sophie, an expatriate International Baccalaureate Diploma art teacher in an internationalised school in Shanghai, China, interpreted and implemented the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile. The findings challenge the view that the Profile exerts a regulatory force on teachers' behaviour by showing that Sophie not only reshaped the Profile according to her beliefs about teaching and learning, but also resisted what she perceived to be underlying patriarchal and westernising discourses. Findings suggest that the notion of a regulatory discourse should focus on both the "Profile as text" and also what could be called the "lived Profile." Finally, this article offers tentative recommendations for professional development that incorporate both the "Profile as text" and the "lived Profile."
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies, Art Teachers, Profiles, International Schools, Art Education, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Western Civilization, Interviews, Risk, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai)
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