Negotiating teachers professional identity in a changing Chinese society
Institute for Educational Development, Karachi
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.
Education and Society
Ling, L., & Niyozov, S. (2008). Negotiating teachers professional identity in a changing Chinese society. Education and Society, 26(2), 69–84.