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Yuan, Rui; Mak, Pauline – ELT Journal, 2016
Despite increasing evidence showing the benefits language teachers can reap from university-school collaborative action research (CAR), scant attention has been given to how university researchers collaborate with language teachers, what challenges they might encounter, and how they navigate such challenges in CAR. To fill the gap, this study…
Descriptors: Action Research, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Language Teachers
Tian-Ping, Yang – Online Submission, 2012
Since implementation of reform and opening-up policy, China's teacher education has got significant success on policy design, legislation process, theory research, system reform, model innovation and teaching qualification system building. Teachers' educational background level has been increased. Teachers' professional ethics and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Stewart, Vivien – Educational Leadership, 2011
Contrary to what many people assume, writes Stewart, a high-quality teacher workforce is not the simple result of some traditional cultural respect for teachers that exists in some countries. Rather, it requires deliberate policy choices. In a tour of seven countries that traditionally score high on international tests of student performance…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Teacher Recruitment
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Schwille, Sharon A. – American Journal of Education, 2008
Mentoring of novice teachers has become a prevalent component of programs that help beginning teachers. A conceptualization of mentoring practice that rests on a shared vision of good mentoring, however, needs to be developed so that novice teachers receive more than emotional support or professional socialization. Knowing how to be a good mentor…
Descriptors: Socialization, Mentors, Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers