An investigation of the values and attitudes of Chinese teachers toward teacher accountability in China

Lu, Dandan (2014) An investigation of the values and attitudes of Chinese teachers toward teacher accountability in China. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Teacher accountability has been a controversial topic in the academic domain for many years. In different countries, teacher accountability is reflected in different ways with distinctive characteristics. Compared with other countries, teacher accountability in China was influenced and formed by its own social elements. The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese teachers’ perceptions toward accountability both on external and internal dimensions within the Chinese social context. Three hundred Chinese primary and secondary teachers’ questionnaires, which were mainly collected in four provinces, were analyzed using variables of gender, age, geography, school level, teaching area, and leadership role. Quantitative findings showed that Chinese teachers are both highly accountable for external accountability (bureaucratic) and internal accountability (professional).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 8102
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-106).
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: October 2014
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: China
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Elementary school teachers--China--Attitudes; Elementary school teachers--Rating of--China; Elementary school teachers--Self-rating of--China; Educational accountability--China--Cross-cultural studies; Educational accountability--China--Public opinion

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