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Article: Research engagement and educational decentralisation: Problematising primary school english teachers' research experiences in China

TitleResearch engagement and educational decentralisation: Problematising primary school english teachers' research experiences in China
Authors
KeywordsEducational decentralisation
Evidence-based practice
Professional development
Recentralisation
Teacher research
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03055698.asp
Citation
Educational Studies, 2011, v. 37 n. 2, p. 207-219 How to Cite?
AbstractTeachers are encouraged to enhance professional competence through reflective practice and they are also asked to undertake research to generate evidence for their professional practices. This paper reports on an inquiry into a group of primary school English language teachers' research engagement in the province of Guangdong on the Chinese mainland. The inquiry explored the effect of educational reforms on the participants' research engagement through the use of an open-ended questionnaire and group interviews. The inquiry revealed that research engagement had become an important part of the teachers' professional lives. Emerging findings from the inquiry also problematised their research engagement as it was found to have been undermined by a competitive promotion mechanism, the teachers' conceptualisations of research and challenges in the knowledge dissemination process. The paper ends with reflections on how to make teacher research "educational" for teachers and serve as an effective way for professional development. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141748
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.5
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.440
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dc.contributor.authorBarkhuizen, Gen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, AWKen_HK
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEducational Studies, 2011, v. 37 n. 2, p. 207-219en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0305-5698en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141748-
dc.description.abstractTeachers are encouraged to enhance professional competence through reflective practice and they are also asked to undertake research to generate evidence for their professional practices. This paper reports on an inquiry into a group of primary school English language teachers' research engagement in the province of Guangdong on the Chinese mainland. The inquiry explored the effect of educational reforms on the participants' research engagement through the use of an open-ended questionnaire and group interviews. The inquiry revealed that research engagement had become an important part of the teachers' professional lives. Emerging findings from the inquiry also problematised their research engagement as it was found to have been undermined by a competitive promotion mechanism, the teachers' conceptualisations of research and challenges in the knowledge dissemination process. The paper ends with reflections on how to make teacher research "educational" for teachers and serve as an effective way for professional development. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03055698.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEducational Studiesen_HK
dc.subjectEducational decentralisationen_HK
dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen_HK
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten_HK
dc.subjectRecentralisationen_HK
dc.subjectTeacher researchen_HK
dc.titleResearch engagement and educational decentralisation: Problematising primary school english teachers' research experiences in Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailGao, X: xsgao@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03055698.2010.506338en_HK
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