Measuring teacher recognition through Honneth’s recognition theory: Development and validation of a teacher recognition scale

Ying ZHANG, Corrine ARAMBURO, Kwok Kuen TSANG

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Abstract

In Western society, teacher social recognition has been identified as an important factor for improving teaching and learning. Although there are currently instruments that measure teacher social recognition, they mainly address the Western conceptualization of recognition and rely on simplistic measurement schemes. Supporting teachers via recognition in Eastern societies—whose cultural values and societal structure differ from those of Western society—necessitates a measurement tool that reflects the unique context and social values of those teachers. This study describes the construction and validation of a Teacher Social Recognition Scale via factor analysis to develop an instrument that measures Chinese teachers’ concept of social recognition. Limitations and future research directions are discussed. Copyright © 2021 De La Salle University.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
Early online dateNov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Nov 2021

Citation

Zhang, Y., Aramburo, C., & Tsang, K. K. (2021). Measuring teacher recognition through Honneth’s recognition theory: Development and validation of a teacher recognition scale. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40299-021-00637-y

Keywords

  • Teacher social recognition
  • China
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • Confirmatory factor analysis

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