Search results for: Hong Kong
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Crossing Boundaries and Constructing Identities: The Experiences of Early Career Mainland Chinese English Language Teachers in Hong Kong
The current paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of a group of English language teachers from the Chinese mainland. The teachers completed their teacher training in Hong Kong and have taken up full-time teaching positions in secondary schools within Hong Kong. The study examines the participants' discursive and participative practices to illustrate how their experiences, both as students in the Chinese mainland and as preservice teachers in Hong Kong, shaped their construction of teacher identities, as well as to show that their employment in Hong Kong schools represented a challenge to this identity formation process.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
This exploratory study explored the relationship between career considerations and professional learning. In particular, using an achievement goal framework, this study investigated the relationship between teachers’ career goals and the use of learning strategies, regulatory strategies, learning interest and future learning intention. The participants were 275 practicing teachers enrolled in a compulsory course within the Bachelor of Primary Education programme offered by a university in Hong Kong.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011
This paper attempts to unpack the complexity of teachers' professional knowledge construction in Assessment for Learning. The article presents a qualitative study of a school-based AfL Project which took place in a secondary school in Hong Kong.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
The Economic Effect of Education in an Information Technology–Penetrating Economy: Evidence From Hong Kong
The current paper examines the economic effect of education in terms of its impact on the earnings of workers in an information technology (IT). This study shows that the earnings effect of education and the interaction between education and IT penetration in the workplace are positive and significant, whereas IT by itself brings about a significant negative earnings effect.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
The current paper reports on a qualitative case study which conducted in Hong Kong. This case study explored the experiences of two groups of secondary school English language teachers as they participated in school–university partnerships.
Updated: Apr. 17, 2011
In this article, the author argues that for teachers to be leaders in contemporary classrooms, teacher education programs need to focus more on the deeper and wider implications of ICT and the Internet in education than has hitherto been the practice. The author considers the reforms in the ICT teacher training policy in Hong Kong. The article shows that these reforms, and the fact that Hong Kong is a 'wired', has resulted in pre-service teachers being well informed in the technical competencies of computer usage and its pedagogical manifestations.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011
This article argues that the concepts, beliefs and understandings of local and non-local teacher educators in a Hong Kong university are grounded in their own cultural cognition and antecedents. The paper presents the viewpoint that contemporary notions of good practice were compromised when applied to a context that is strongly influenced by the tenets of Confucianism.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study. The study explored the experiences of one group of pre-service English language teachers in Hong Kong as they undertook an action research project as part of their undergraduate teacher training programme. The study indicates that as teacher researchers, the trainee teachers contested previously held perceptions about their engagement in teaching, their images of teachers and teaching, as well as their alignment with some aspects of contemporary educational discourse.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010
Closing the Gap between the Theory and Practice of Teaching: Implications for Teacher Education Programmes in Hong Kong
This article examines the gap between the theory and practice of teaching by reporting a study that researched the inconsistencies between student teachers' best teaching strategies and their most commonly employed ones. Specifically, the authors investigated: (1) the considerations that contribute to the inconsistencies in the student teachers' conceptions of teaching; and (2) the enhancing factors of the teacher education programme which help to close the gap between the theory and practice of teaching. The findings revealed three main dimensions of consideration attributing to the inconsistencies in the conceptions of teaching: pre-training experience, teaching context and student needs.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010
Dimensions of Diversity: Challenges to Secondary School Teachers with Implications for Intercultural Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of intercultural sensitivity of Hong Kong secondary school teachers. Three hundred and eighty-six serving teachers were surveyed. Findings revealed that the majority of the teachers were operating in the beginning stage, denial/defense, of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS). They saw the world from an ethnocentric perspective and held a negative view on evaluating cultural differences.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010