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ERIC Number: EJ827963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
School-Based Teacher Development through a School-University Collaborative Project: A Case Study of a Recent Initiative in China
Xu, Yuzhen
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v41 n1 p49-66 Feb 2009
School-based curriculum development has been a highlight of China's new curriculum reform since 1999. This reform introduces a curriculum policy change towards devolving partial power in curriculum decision-making to teachers, and invites their active involvement in transforming their role from being book-knowledge transmitters to curriculum developers. This paper describes an action-research project based on a school-university collaborative effort to build teacher's practical, personal reflective experience, and understanding of both the new concept of school-based curriculum development and the wider curriculum reform. How such Western concepts as school-based curriculum development and reflective practice can be adapted and transformed in the Chinese context is examined. (Contains 4 tables and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China