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A comparative study on commitment to teaching

  • A comparative study on commitment to teaching
  • Language teacher education in a multilingual context: Experiences from Hong Kong
  • Dordrecht
  • Springer Verlag
  • 2014
    • Hong Kong
    • Mainland China
    • 1997.7 onwards
    • Post-Secondary Education
  • This chapter reports a comparative study exploring the motivation to teach and the commitment to teaching among non-local student teachers from mainland China and their Hong Kong local counterparts. The findings indicate that with similar entry perspectives, the two groups develop different degrees of commitment to teaching after the first semester of the programme. While the mainland Chinese participants reassess the suitability of teaching in a culturally unfamiliar context and tend to think of transferring their knowledge to other careers, Hong Kong participants develop an interest in putting the theory into practice and become more committed to teaching. The reasons underlying the differences are explored.
    [Copyright © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht]
    • English
  • Book Chapters
    • 9789400773929
  • 2015-05-05

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