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ERIC Number: EJ821128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
INSET Participation and Certification: A Case Study from China
Yan, Chunmei
Journal of In-service Education, v31 n3 p471-484 Sep 2005
This article aims to explore practical constraints that prevent teachers from participating in INSET courses for their continuing professional development. This study, from the course clients' perspectives, examines the points of view of the teacher trainees and administrators involved in a teacher-training course in China. Questionnaires and interviews were employed to gather data. The findings indicate the importance of appreciating both teachers' concerns as individuals and administrators' practical considerations that, if ignored, could lead to the undermining of the overall quality of training. It is argued that in-service teacher training can be maximised on the condition that a society-wide supportive mechanism is established that ensures smooth coordination between the various levels concerned. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China