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ERIC Number: EJ928866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Pedagogy and Human Dignity--The Special Rank Teacher in China since 1978
Ko, Po-Yuk; Adamson, Bob
History of Education, v40 n3 p371-389 2011
Teachers in China are regarded as vulnerable to sociopolitical changes. This paper, however, focuses on the resilience and innovativeness of state-selected expert teachers--the recipients of the Special Rank Teacher (SRT) award. This award was the product of a transitional period in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, and was an act of rehabilitation for the teaching profession. Using a biographical approach, this paper analyses how the intentions of the award were reflected in the choice of recipients. It contributes to a deeper understanding of teachers in China and the notion of teaching excellence that the state-recognised teachers exemplify. (Contains 2 tables and 66 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China