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    How cultural and social factors of educational change impact Chinese teacher work and lives

    Shi, K. and Yang, Huadong (2004) How cultural and social factors of educational change impact Chinese teacher work and lives. In: Poppleton, P. and Williamson, J. (eds.) New realities of secondary teachers’ work lives. Oxford, UK: Symposium. ISBN 9781873927144.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: There are many books on educational change, its origins, processes and consequences. The unique contribution of this volume lies in its careful documenting and reporting of the reactions of teachers themselves, interviewed in 9 countries, about the changes they have experienced and in the comparative nature of the study, which employs both qualitative and quantitative methods in a complementary way. In Part One the educational background to the study in each country is described and teachers’ responses to a common research, semi-structured interview schedule are reported. In Part Two the same database is subjected to a statistical analysis for comparative purposes in order to reveal similarities and differences between countries. The project set out to obtain an international picture of the changes in education which have had the greatest impact on the lives of teachers; to explore how actual and perceived changes have influenced teachers’ experience and practice; and to identify critical factors in the implementation of change. The result is a book that will enable students to familiarise themselves with practices in other countries and policy makers to evaluate the implications of changes in different social, economic and cultural environments.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Huadong Yang
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 16:09
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6384

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