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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The lack of deep engagement in academic studies is strikingly noteworthy in current higher education; however, the problem of absenteeism has not yet received sufficient attention in the field of teacher education globally, in particular in the field of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher education at tertiary education level. The reasons…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Attendance
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Despite its inherent nature of artificiality, microteaching has been widely used as a routine procedure in pre-service teacher education courses to apply theoretical knowledge and develop practical teaching competence. Its importance in the practice element of teacher education programmes has given rise to a considerable amount of attention to its…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Microteaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Yan, Chunmei – Educational Action Research, 2017
In contrast with its high level of popularity in both research and practice for in-service teacher development, teacher research has received much less attention in pre-service language teacher education as a reflective learning approach, particularly in China's context. Action research, as a major form of teacher research, has rarely been…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The philosophy of "publish or perish" has already been adopted as a yardstick by the vast majority of Chinese higher education institutions in their attempts to benchmark Western research universities in recent years, which has led to increasing pressure on university teachers to produce research publications. This paper addresses this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, English Teachers, Writing for Publication
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Tensions between vision and reality in the teaching practicum is a significant issue in research and practice globally, but scanty attention has been awarded to research into areas of tension in teaching practice itself. This paper reports on a study that examines a cohort of Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) student teachers'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers, Practicums
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2011
Despite the frequent criticisms directed toward them, in-service teacher training (INSET) programmes remain one of the most commonly used approaches for enhancing teachers' professional development. This article reports on a study that examined the effects of a part-time masters of education INSET programme based in Central China. The main source…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Part Time Faculty
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
This paper reports on a study of Chinese pre-service teachers' perceived problems in their teaching practicum. Reflective paper-writing was employed to investigate the views of 210 student teachers on an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher education programme in Central China. The findings highlight six major problems. The paper points out…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Foreign Countries
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Yan, Chunmei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article reports on a study of perceptions of Chinese and expatriate personnel on a Sino-British English teacher training programmme on a range of issues with regard to the programme. Semi-structured one-to-one interviews were conducted to gather information from 17 Chinese and three British project participants. It was found that there…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Workers, Indigenous Populations
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2009
This article reports on a study that examines decisive factors for longer-term sustainability of cross-cultural teacher-training initiatives in China. It focuses on the Chinese project implementers' perspectives of a Sino-British adult education English-language teaching project based in central China. Semistructured individual interviews were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Adult Education, English for Special Purposes