Pedagogy and human dignity - the Special Rank Teacher in China since 1978

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Abstract

Teachers in China are regarded as vulnerable to sociopolitical changes. This paper, however, focuses on the resilience and innovativeness of state‐selected expert teachers – the recipients of the Special Rank Teacher (SRT) award. This award was the product of a transitional period in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, and was an act of rehabilitation for the teaching profession. Using a biographical approach, this paper analyses how the intentions of the award were reflected in the choice of recipients. It contributes to a deeper understanding of teachers in China and the notion of teaching excellence that the state‐recognised teachers exemplify. Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-389
JournalHistory of Education
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

Citation

Ko, P.-Y., & Adamson, B. (2011). Pedagogy and human dignity - the Special Rank Teacher in China since 1978. History of Education, 40(3), 371-389.

Keywords

  • Chinese teacher
  • Political change
  • Master teacher
  • Teaching excellence
  • Teacher biography

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