Title

Negotiating teachers professional identity in a changing Chinese society

Document Type

Article

Department

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Abstract

This study examines the professional development and transformation of four women teachers, including one of the authors, in a changing Chinese society. It emphasizes the dialectical relationship between an individual’s experiences and social realties/forces in the process of professional identity formation. The authors use auto/biographical writings, the material from in-depth interviews and literature analysis as qualitative data. The article attempts to express non-Western modes of teachers’ knowing and being in the world, which are used to initiate a dialogue among teachers and scholars from different cultural backgrounds and to explore a new version of teacher education and development.

Comments

This work was published before the author (Sarfaroz Niyozov) joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

Education and Society