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Article: Understanding mainland Chinese students' motivations for choosing teacher education programmes in Hong Kong

TitleUnderstanding mainland Chinese students' motivations for choosing teacher education programmes in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsEnglish medium tertiary education
Mainland Chinese students
Motivation
Pre-service student teachers
The biographic method
Issue Date2009
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02607476.asp
Citation
Journal Of Education For Teaching, 2009, v. 35 n. 2, p. 145-159 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this paper, we report on an inquiry exploring the experiences of 10 mainland Chinese student teachers of English so as to understand why they came to Hong Kong for a teacher education programme. The study revealed that these students were largely attracted to teaching in Hong Kong because of its extrinsic benefits such as professional stability, the prestige associated with the English language teaching profession and the opportunities to acquire valued skills transferable to other professions including English competence. Facing challenges as non-local students, they were also uncertain of becoming teachers in the new context. As 'elite' Chinese students were often unwilling to become teachers, we found it strategic to attract a large number of talented non-local students to the teaching profession and retain them. We conclude the paper with recommendations for various stakeholders to support these non-local students' adaptation and development as committed and competent teachers in local schools. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141755
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.778
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.731
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dc.contributor.authorGao, Xen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTrent, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-27T03:00:19Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-27T03:00:19Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Education For Teaching, 2009, v. 35 n. 2, p. 145-159en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0260-7476en_HK
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dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we report on an inquiry exploring the experiences of 10 mainland Chinese student teachers of English so as to understand why they came to Hong Kong for a teacher education programme. The study revealed that these students were largely attracted to teaching in Hong Kong because of its extrinsic benefits such as professional stability, the prestige associated with the English language teaching profession and the opportunities to acquire valued skills transferable to other professions including English competence. Facing challenges as non-local students, they were also uncertain of becoming teachers in the new context. As 'elite' Chinese students were often unwilling to become teachers, we found it strategic to attract a large number of talented non-local students to the teaching profession and retain them. We conclude the paper with recommendations for various stakeholders to support these non-local students' adaptation and development as committed and competent teachers in local schools. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02607476.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Education for Teachingen_HK
dc.subjectEnglish medium tertiary educationen_HK
dc.subjectMainland Chinese studentsen_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.subjectPre-service student teachersen_HK
dc.subjectThe biographic methoden_HK
dc.titleUnderstanding mainland Chinese students' motivations for choosing teacher education programmes in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailGao, X: xsgao@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02607470902771037en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume35en_HK
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