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Article: China's quest for world-class teachers: a rational model of national initiatives and institutional transformations

TitleChina's quest for world-class teachers: a rational model of national initiatives and institutional transformations
Authors
Keywordsteacher education reform
rational model
institutional transformation
implementation
China
Issue Date2013
Citation
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013, v. 41, n. 3, p. 316-330 How to Cite?
AbstractTeacher education has been undergoing significant transformations worldwide in recent decades, and China has made continuous efforts in its quest for world-class teachers. This paper aims at a comprehensive investigation of the complex policy process in China's national initiatives to nurture a world-class teaching force, with qualitative findings from a case study. It focuses on policy initiatives in China's unique sociocultural context, system transformations and developmental challenges from a rational prospective. Meanwhile, the challenges of institutional change and the limitations to change are examined within two frames - the contextually less amenable to change and the institutionally remediable. Policy implications for teacher education reform in the future are illustrated within these two frames. Lastly, this paper concludes that, along with its rising status, in terms of excellence in educational performance and students' academic achievement as shown in PISA 2009, China provides an alternative model for building a world-class teaching force and this may have multiple implications for the international community in an age of globalisation. © 2013 Copyright 2013 Australian Teacher Education Association.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210580
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.667
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.587

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, Jun-
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-19T01:49:26Z-
dc.date.available2015-06-19T01:49:26Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013, v. 41, n. 3, p. 316-330-
dc.identifier.issn1359-866X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210580-
dc.description.abstractTeacher education has been undergoing significant transformations worldwide in recent decades, and China has made continuous efforts in its quest for world-class teachers. This paper aims at a comprehensive investigation of the complex policy process in China's national initiatives to nurture a world-class teaching force, with qualitative findings from a case study. It focuses on policy initiatives in China's unique sociocultural context, system transformations and developmental challenges from a rational prospective. Meanwhile, the challenges of institutional change and the limitations to change are examined within two frames - the contextually less amenable to change and the institutionally remediable. Policy implications for teacher education reform in the future are illustrated within these two frames. Lastly, this paper concludes that, along with its rising status, in terms of excellence in educational performance and students' academic achievement as shown in PISA 2009, China provides an alternative model for building a world-class teaching force and this may have multiple implications for the international community in an age of globalisation. © 2013 Copyright 2013 Australian Teacher Education Association.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education-
dc.subjectteacher education reform-
dc.subjectrational model-
dc.subjectinstitutional transformation-
dc.subjectimplementation-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.titleChina's quest for world-class teachers: a rational model of national initiatives and institutional transformations-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1359866X.2013.809053-
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dc.identifier.volume41-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage316-
dc.identifier.epage330-
dc.identifier.eissn1469-2945-

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