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The Resource Quest for World-Class Teacher Education? : A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation

Quest for World-Class Teacher Education? : A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation

Quest for World-Class Teacher Education? : A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation
Quest for World-Class Teacher Education?
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A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation
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Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects Ser.
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Quest for World-Class Teacher Education? : A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation
Quest for World-Class Teacher Education? : A Multiperspectival Study on the Chinese Model of Policy Implementation
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  • Series Editors' Introduction -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acronyms -- About the Author -- 1 Introduction -- The Topic -- What Is This Book About? -- Research Questions -- Significance of the Study -- Key Terms -- The Structure of the Book -- References -- 2 The Context of Teacher Education Reform in China: A Comprehensive Review -- The Sociopolitical Context -- The Political Power Structure -- A Centralized Administrative System for Education -- The Educational Legacy -- Education as the Highest Good -- Teachers as Respected Cultural Symbols -- The Rich Tradition of Public Higher Education -- The Intellectual Heritage of the Shuyuan -- Historical Influence on Teacher Education -- A Brief History of China's Modern Teacher Education -- Establishment (1897-1911) -- Institutionalization (1912-1949) -- Reinstitutionalization (1949-1993) -- Professionalization (1993-Present) -- Current Provisions for Teacher Education -- Normal Universities -- Normal Colleges -- Normal Schools -- Provincial and Regional Colleges of Education for In-Service Teachers -- County and Local Teachers' Schools for In-Service Teachers -- Non-teacher Education Institutions -- Statistical Trends of Teachers, Students, and Schools -- Recent Trends of Teacher Education Reform -- References -- 3 Policy Actions for World-Class Teachers -- The Policy Context -- The New Curriculum Reform for Basic Education -- The Higher Education Expansion -- Major Initiatives -- Key Policy Documents -- Rationales Behind the Reform -- Policy Problems -- Policy Goals and Guidelines -- Tasks and Strategies -- Studies on China's Teacher Education Reform -- Historical Reviews -- Policy Analyses -- Practical Reflections -- International and Comparative Studies -- The Shortage of Implementation Studies -- References -- 4 Why the Policy?
  • New Identities for the Teaching Profession -- Teachers as Professional Learners -- International Perspectives -- Perspectives from the USA -- Teachers as Reflective Researchers -- Background and Definition -- Teacher Research and Teacher Professional Development -- Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals -- Definition and Background -- Political Dimension -- Strategies for Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals -- Tao Xingzhi as a Pioneer of Transformative Intellectuals -- Teacher Professionalism and Worldwide Teacher Education Reform -- Teacher Professionalism -- Worldwide Teacher Education Reform -- Japan -- Canada -- The USA -- The UK -- New Identities, Professionalism, and Teacher Education Reform in the China Policy Case -- Traditional Chinese Perspectives on Teachers' Roles -- The Influences of Western Theories on China's Policy of Teacher Education Reform -- The Worldwide Movement of Teacher Professionalization and China's Policy of Teacher Education Reform -- References -- 5 The Multiperspectival Approach and the Operational Analytic Model -- The Concept of Perspective and the Multiperspectival Approach -- Overview of Theoretical Perspectives for Policy Studies -- The Rational Framework -- The Critical Framework -- The Selection of the Multiperspectival Approach -- The Operational Analytic Model and Variables for This Study -- The Exploration of Operational Analytic Models -- The Operational Analytic Map -- The Six Key Dimensions Identified -- Policy Flow and Communications -- Institutional Mission, Goals, and Strategies -- Implementers and Participants as Stakeholders -- Outcomes and Evaluations -- Sociopolitical and Cultural Confluence -- Confluence with Various Educational Policies -- References -- 6 The Implementation Case: Yangtze Normal University -- Research Design -- Sampling and Access -- The Case Identified
  • Identification of Interviewees -- Access -- Fieldwork for Data Collection -- Collection of Interview Data -- Collection of Documents -- Data Analysis and Coding Strategies -- Triangulation and Reliability -- Limitations -- Ethical Concerns -- Yangtze Normal University -- Brief History and Institutional Development -- Organizational Settings -- Administrative Relationships with Central and Local Governments -- The College of Educational Sciences -- References -- 7 The Policy Flow and Institutional Mission for the Implementation -- YNU's Administration -- The Supervisory Leadership of the Communist Party of China -- The Executive Leadership of the Presidency -- Top-Down Policy Flow in the Implementation Process -- Communications to Frontline Actors -- Alignment of Institutional Goals for the Implementation -- Ambiguity in the University Mission -- The New Mission of the College of Educational Sciences -- References -- 8 The Implementation in Complications: A Dynamic Process -- Stakeholders' Involvement -- The Roles of Implementers -- The Roles of Participants -- Institutional Strategies -- Enhancing Teaching for Prospective Teachers -- Starting New Degree Programs -- Adopting a New Credit System -- Strengthening the Teaching Workforce and Management -- Upgrading Teaching Facilities and Improving LearningEnvironment -- Strengthening Teacher Education as a Key Institutional Feature -- Restructuring Academic Departments for Teacher Education -- Institutional Changes Brought About by the Implementation -- Evaluations on Implementation Outcomes -- Official Evaluations -- Individual Accounts -- References -- 9 The Sociopolitical and Cultural Confluence: A Complex Jigsaw -- Institutional Barriers in the Implementation of the National Policy -- Leaders' Weak Awareness of the National Policy -- The Declining Quality of Teaching and Research
  • The Officialdom, Red Tape, and Formalism -- The Economic and Political Tensions -- Stakeholders' Attitudes Toward the National Policy -- The Negative Attitudes Toward New Teachers' Identities -- The Negative Attitudes Toward the National Policy -- Confluence with Other National Policies for Institutional Changes -- The National Evaluation of Baccalaureate Programs Project -- The Higher Education Expansion -- The National College Entrance Examination -- References -- 10 Conclusion: A Chinese Zhong-Yong Model of Policy Implementation? -- The Research Questions Revisited -- Policy Implementation as Rational Collective Behaviors -- Policy Implementation as Critical Institutional Transformations -- The China Policy Case and New Dimensions for Implementation Studies -- The Power of the Multiperspectival Approach -- The Power of the Operational Analytic Model -- The Power of Cultural Factors -- Recommendations for Policy Implementation -- Implementers Must Be Highly Aware of Policy Significance -- Institutional Mission Must Be Consistent with Policy Goals -- Evaluation Must Be Ensured for Authentic Implementation -- Institutional Barriers Must Be Overcome -- Research Recommendations for the Future -- Conducting Multiple-Case Studies -- Studying the Confluence of Related Policy Actions -- Studying Cultural Influence -- Final Remarks: A Chinese Zhong-Yong Model of Policy Implementation -- References -- References -- Index
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