Building a model to define the concept of teacher success in Hong Kong

Apr. 15, 2008

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 24, Issue 3, April 2008, Pages 623-634

The study draws the attention of teacher educators/trainers and school administrators to the necessity of viewing the concept of teacher success from a broader perspective, instead of focusing narrowly on the professional qualities of a teacher. It also provides insights for school administrators in selecting teachers or supporting their work.

The research studies how outstanding teachers from Hong Kong conceptualize teacher success or effectiveness. This study adds to the knowledge base concerned by raising the importance of the coexistence of personal attributes and professional qualities as well as contextual factors, in bringing out the success of a teacher.

Updated: Apr. 30, 2008