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ERIC Number: EJ832161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Serving in the Construction of the New Socialist Countryside: An Investigation of the Nine-Year Voluntary Teaching Service of Students from Shanxi Xinzhou Normal College
Xingzhi, Shanxi Tao
Chinese Education and Society, v41 n4 p47-61 Jul-Aug 2008
This article reports the achievement of a nine-year program in which students from Xinzhou Normal College participate in semester-long substitute teaching in disadvantaged schools in a poverty-stricken area of Shanxi province. The substitute teaching, which constitutes an important part of the 411 Project by Xinzhou Normal College, takes place in schools where qualified teaching force is in great need. As a result of this program, not only have the students of schools in poverty-stricken areas enjoyed the benefit of dedicated teachers, but the teachers of those schools also benefited in that they were able to get more professional training in normal colleges while some of their teaching load was shouldered by student interns. Furthermore, the quality of teacher education at Xinzhou Normal College has also improved as a result of the substitute teaching and the 411 Project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China