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ERIC Number: EJ1117877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Configuration of the Teacher-State Relationship: The Shanghai Experience
Zhenzhou, Zhao; Zhiyong, Zhu; Linyan, Ruan
Frontiers of Education in China, v11 n3 p322-337 2016
As one of the most prominent cases of high performing education systems in Asia, Shanghai has received widespread attention in recent years. The existing literature has shown that the formation of a high performing education system in Shanghai is closely associated with the high-quality teaching force. The purpose of this paper is to explore the experience of Shanghai in configuring the teacher-state relationship and building the teaching profession against China's background of centralized education. Our analysis was framed around three key actors that have reshaped the relationship between teachers and State in the post-Mao era, including the establishment of teaching as a profession, schools, and the labor market. Based on policy analysis and empirical evidence from Shanghai, the research findings indicate Shanghai's own experience in building the teaching profession, teachers' professional well-being, and other subjective perceptions related to school management and the labor market.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai)