In an ethnographic studies conducted with a teacher education institution in the People's Republic of China, conformity has been identified to be highly regarded for the education of teachers. While conformity is devalued in western countries where individualism is on the high ground, how it helps to fulfill the vision of teacher education in China and become sustainable in the process of China's modernization is a question worth examining. The present paper first examines the Chinese concept of conformity and teachers; professionalism. An analysis will then be conducted on the function of conformity in the development of teacher education in China.
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
CitationLaw, S. Y. A. (2001, September). Conformity and professionality of teacher education in China. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2001, Université Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France.
- Teacher Education
- Teacher Education and Professional Development