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ERIC Number: EJ840189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teacher Commitment Trends: Cases of Hong Kong Teachers from 1997 to 2007
Choi, Pik Lin; Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n5 p767-777 Jul 2009
This article examines the commitment of Hong Kong teachers in the decade after the political transition in 1997, when large-scale education reforms were launched. The life history method was employed to investigate teachers' self-appraisal of their commitment levels in their career course and factors contributing to such trends. Findings not only affirm the previous view that teacher commitment involves the interplay of personal, workplace and education systemic factors but also illuminate how these factors interplay differently to effect sustained/increased or decreased commitment. "Love for students" is argued to be a crucial personal factor which counteracts unfavorable external conditions to sustain teacher commitment. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong