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This article attempts to identify the distinctive qualities of successful veteran teachers, referred to as “expert teachers”, which separates them not only from novice teachers but more importantly from experienced non-expert teachers. Based on earlier case studies, this article maintains that the critical differences between expert and non-expert teachers are manifested in three dimensions: their ability to integrate aspects of teacher knowledge in relation to the teaching act; their response to their contexts of work, and their ability to engage in reflection and conscious deliberation. The data drawn on in this article consist of case studies, spanning 18 months, of four ESL teachers in Hong Kong.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2009
The Use of Self-Assessment to Foster Students' Learning in Teacher Education: An Experience in Teaching Practice
This study examined the effectiveness of self-assessment during teaching practice and determined whether the students, after engaging in the self-assessment process, exhibited changes in their learning and teaching. Participants comprised 47 students who were enrolled in an in-service teacher education program. Questionnaire and focus group interviews were employed to examine the usefulness of the self-assessment and the possible changes in students' learning. Analysis of the results indicates that students found that self-assessment enhanced their learning during teaching practice, especially in the area of reflective thinking.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2009
'At Least I'm the Type of Teacher I Want to Be': Second-Career English Language Teachers' Identity Formation in Hong Kong Secondary Schools
This article examines how second-career teachers may be better supported in their professional development. The study found that second-career teachers' skills and experiences were not valued within their schools. It also found that this was reflected in a rigid division the participants drew between the institutionally endorsed identity positions made available to them and the type of teachers they wanted to be. In response to this antagonism, second-career teachers used their position of non-participation to establish identity territories that connected aspects of their first-career identities, such as engineers and managers, to their emerging teacher identities.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2009
This paper examines the commitment of Hong Kong teachers in the decade after the political transition in 1997, when large-scale education reforms were launched. The life history method was employed to explore teachers’ self-appraisal of their commitment levels in their career course and factors contributing to such trends.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009
Understanding Mainland Chinese Students' Motivations for Choosing Teacher Education Programs in Hong Kong
In this article, the authors 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 program. The study revealed that these students were largely attracted to teaching in Hong Kong because of its extrinsic benefits such as professional stability and the prestige associated with the English language teaching profession.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2009
Alternate Routes in Initial Teacher Education: A Critical Review of the Research and Policy Implications for Hong Kong
The authors use Hong Kong's policy on initial teacher training as a case study of the interplay between international trends and local policy. Traditionally initial teacher preparation in most countries has been based in higher education institutions. In recent years, alternative routes for initial teacher education have proliferated in the United States and the United Kingdom. The authors claim that these trends have had significant impact on Hong Kong's policies for initial teacher preparation.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2009
A teacher professional identity scale was developed for Hong Kong in-service teachers to measure the professional identity of teachers. Most studies of professional identity have been qualitative. The present study tried to examine this important concept using a quantitative method.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2009
A model was constructed to understand teacher acceptance for e-learning technology. Data from a self-reported questionnaire were collected from 152 in-service teachers who were studying in a part-time teacher education program in Hong Kong. A composite model including five constructs, namely, intention to use, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm and computer self-efficacy, were formed and tested in the study. The ease of use became the sole determinant to the prediction of intention to use.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2008
The article reports on the conceptualization of teacher success in Hong Kong. Personal attributes and professional qualities are combined in order to describe the successful teacher. The aim of the study was to draw attention to a broad perspective of teacher characteristics, rather than focusing merely on professional attributes
Updated: Apr. 30, 2008
To what extent and in what ways should a teacher educator contribute to a type of teaching development that has long functioned successfully without much involvement of teacher educators? This self-study concerns my learning about my role as teacher educator in a learning study, a Hong Kong adaptation of a teacher-driven Japanese educational and cultural practice, Jugyou Kenkyu, credited with high quality learning outcomes for both teachers and students. My first learning study case forms the retrospective backdrop to the self-study.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2008