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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Liao, Wei; Liu, Yan; Zhao, Ping; Li, Qiong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The Teacher Rotation Policy (TRP) is a recent teacher policy developed in the context of China. TRP seeks to close China's teacher quality disparities through rotating 'high-quality' urban schoolteachers to teach in hard-to-staff rural schools for a period of time. This qualitative case study examined how five policy actors carried out TRP in one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although research on teacher educators' identities has received increasing attention in recent years, non-higher-education-based teacher educators' professional identities are still under-researched. Informed by the third space theory perspective, this paper presents a study that investigated 139 non-higher-education-based English as a foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Qiao, Xuefeng; Lai, Manhong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article examines the development of pre-service teachers' job-related perceptions of teaching in rural areas in the Free Teacher Education (FTE) programme in mainland China. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 22 teacher educators and 11 pre-service teachers, this study found that pre-service teachers' perceptions were constructed through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
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Ke, Zheng; Yin, Hongbiao; Huang, Shenghua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although Chinese teachers commonly participate in school-based professional development activities, there is a remarkable scarcity of large-scale quantitative research into the effectiveness of teacher professional development in China, which is characterised as an institutionalised practice. Based on a conceptual framework applying recent…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Zheng, Xin; Zhang, Jia; Wang, Wenlan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Teacher professional learning is shaped by multiple contexts in a complex way. Previous studies mainly focused on teacher learning in school-based contexts, and rarely explored how teachers learn across schools and in other situations. Adopting the framework of boundary crossing learning, this study examined the processes of teachers' professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Geographic Location
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Lo, Leslie N.K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This article offers a critical review of the impact of policy-induced changes on school teachers in the Chinese Mainland where educational reform has been an ongoing project for four decades. It addresses three aspects of the current state of teaching and the teaching profession: the contextual factors that have influenced their development; the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Professionalism
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Xu, Shijing – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The Preservice "Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Programme" has been developed on a vision of bridging the East and West dichotomy by harmonising Eastern learning with Western knowledge. This programme is one of the two foundations for Xu and Connelly's 7-year Canada-China Reciprocal Learning Partnership in teacher education and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries
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Li, Jing; Craig, Cheryl J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This research narratively explores a veteran teacher's emotions and identities in varied teacher communities within and outside a rural school in China. Based on interviews, the teacher's one-year reflective narratives and conversational records with members of an online teacher community, this research constructs and reconstructs how varied…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Teacher Persistence
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Cai, Yonghong; Bi, Yan; Wang, Li; Cravens, Xiu Chen; Li, Yanli – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
The construct of teachers' pay satisfaction is important to the systemic appraisal of teachers' compensation. The study aims to probe the components of teachers' pay satisfaction and verify this construct in primary and secondary schools in China. In-depth interviews with 24 teachers were conducted to propose a construct model for teachers' pay…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Zhang, Xiaolei; Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Studies of professional development have examined the influence of school-based approaches on in-service teacher learning and change but have seldom investigated teachers' job-embedded learning processes. This paper explores the dynamic processes of teacher learning in school-based settings. A qualitative comparative case study based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Inservice Teacher Education
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Ye, Wangbei; Song, Xujing; Li, Fan – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article reports the findings of a small-scale, follow-up investigation into the transfer problems encountered by first-year teachers in China, and the interactions that emerged among the teachers' preconceptions of teaching, university teacher preparation programmes and teaching school contexts in their first year. Participants were surveyed…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Zheng, Xin; Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Muhua – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Emotional labour has been demonstrated to play a critical role in teaching and leading in the past decade. This study explored the relationships between leadership practices, emotional labour and teacher self-efficacy, with a focus on the mediating role of emotional labour strategies. A sample of 1026 teachers from 3 provinces in China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Leadership Styles, Teacher Leadership
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Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Liu, Laura; Li, Qiong – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper proposes a theoretical framework to understand the structure and determinants for rural teacher well-being (TWB), with a focus on key factors that can mediate low pay and poor work conditions, specifically teachers' professional learning (PL) and community engagement (CE). This framework was tested using structural equation model in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Well Being, Teacher Attitudes
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