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ERIC Number: EJ839073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
The Compliance Tradition and Teachers' Instructional Decision-Making in a Centralised Education System: A Case Study of Junior Secondary Geography Teaching in Changchun, China
Lam, Chi-Chung
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v16 n3 p233-249 Aug 2007
This paper reports a case study of how junior secondary geography teachers in Changchun, China, planned and delivered their lessons. From the observation and interview data, it was found that teachers in the China mainland were strongly influenced by a compliance culture and uncertainty avoidance stance. It is argued that these cultural traits among teachers have significant implications on the implementation of the present wave of curriculum reform that encourages teachers to adapt curriculum for their students. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China