Are teachers in China ready to teach in 21st century?
Jihua Song, Beijing Normal University, China ; Guoli Liang, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, China ; Geping Liu, Southwest China Normal University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
In U.S., "teachers are being asked to learn new methods of teaching, while at the same time are facing even greater challenges of rapidly increasing technology changes and greater diversity in the classroom…(given such challenges) relatively few teachers report feeling well prepared to integrate educational technology into classroom instruction." Whether teachers in China are in the same situation for their career? This study is to discuss the current policy and practice of preparing technology-proficient educators. Several surveys have been conducted in China on thousands pre-service educators by using the same surveys from the United States.
Song, J., Liang, G. & Liu, G. (2003). Are teachers in China ready to teach in 21st century?. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2203-2208). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).