"Living in parallel worlds": Investigating teacher educators' academic publishing experiences in two Chinese universities

Rui Eric YUAN

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Abstract

In current teacher education, while previous research has explored teacher educators' perceptions about and engagement in research, limited research has been paid to their publishing practice. Drawing on a comparative perspective, the present research investigates teacher educators' publishing experiences in two different Chinese universities. The findings of the study shed light on the high-stakes and power-laden nature of academic publishing in relation to teacher educators' personal values and self-agency as well as various external factors (e.g. university requirement and potential bias in academia). The research also sheds light on the widening gap (e.g. in terms of resource distribution and professional support) between different universities, which may influence teacher educators' continuing professional development in their situated contexts. The study offers some implications on developing a healthy and constructive publishing culture that can benefit teacher education in university settings. Copyright © 2019 British Association for International and Comparative Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-805
JournalCompare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Volume51
Issue number6
Early online dateOct 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Yuan, R. (2021). "Living in parallel worlds": Investigating teacher educators' academic publishing experiences in two Chinese universities. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 51(6), 787-805. doi: 10.1080/03057925.2019.1681260

Keywords

  • Academic publishing
  • Teacher educators
  • A comparative perspective

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