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ERIC Number: EJ821333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
The Professional Formation and Learning of New Secondary Teachers in Hong Kong: A Dim-Sum Model?
Forrester, Victor; Draper, Janet
Teacher Development, v9 n3 p413-428 Oct 2005
Changing educational priorities are reflected both in the literature and the models that seek to describe initial teachers' professional formation and learning. However, do new teachers' experiences conform to these models? A sampling of Hong Kong secondary school teachers over their first year as full-time teachers provides data from questionnaires and longitudinal interviews supporting a variety of processes and related models which highlight that becoming a teacher reflects individual differences. To account for this array of individual differences an interaction model is proposed that reflects the Chinese cultural context of this study--the "dim-sum" model--a model that sites initial teachers' professional formation and learning within a multi-perspective and interactive learning context. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong