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ERIC Number: EJ933073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Understanding Chinese TEFL Academics' Capacity for Research
Bai, Li; Hudson, Peter
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v35 n3 p391-407 2011
This study aims to benchmark Chinese TEFL academics' research productivities to identify and address research productivity issues. Using a literature-based survey, this study examined 182 Chinese TEFL academics' research output, perceptions about research, personal dispositions for conducting research and workplace context for conducting research across three Chinese higher education institutions. Results indicated that a majority of the TEFL academics produced no research in most research categories over the period 2004-2008. While they were positive about the benefits of research, they did not rate their personal dispositions for conducting research and workplace context for conducting research highly. The findings have implications for enhancing academics' research capacity in Chinese institutions, TEFL departments and other similar contexts. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China