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A Comparison of American and Chinese Teacher Education Candidates. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1906082
- June 2009
- Region: China, United States
- 140 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
This book explored and compared American preservice
teachers’ teaching self-efficacy beliefs with those
of their Chinese counterparts. More specifically,
three areas were explored in this study: 1)
participants’ motivations to become a teacher, 2)
their perceptions about teaching professional
characteristics, and 3) their teaching self-efficacy
beliefs about content knowledge, pedagogical skills,
and classroom management strategies.
This book helps teacher educators gain insight into
their own as well as other teacher education
programs and goals and philosophies of these
programs, which have been cultivated and developed
from two very different settings. Thus,teacher
educators of both countries will be able to identify
the strengths and weaknesses of their own as well as
the other’s teacher preparation programs.
Dr. Kejing Liu is Associate Professor of Early childhood
Education at Shawnee State University. Her thirty years'
teaching experience in China and the United States has enabled
her to gain invaluable insight into Teacher Education systems of
the two countries and made a special contribution to the unique
quality of this book.