English Language Education

Teacher Beliefs as a Complex System: English Language Teachers in China

Authors: Zheng, Hongying

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  • ​The first book to examine the extent to which western theory on teacher beliefs may be applied to Chinese educational contexts
  • Offers a practical introduction to the ways in which teachers implement curriculum reforms to EFL in their classrooms
  • The first work that applies complexity theory to the study of teacher cognition both as the theoretical and methodological framework.
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The volume is a practical introduction to the ways in which the teachers deal with classroom events in the context of change for researchers, teachers, administrators who wish to implement curriculum reform to EFL in schools. The author provides insights into the beliefs of Chinese teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and their pedagogical choices in the context of the National English Curriculum Reform. The complex nature of EFL teachers’ beliefs about EFL teaching and learning are exposed, how their beliefs interact with mental and actionable processes triggered by classroom practice, and how their beliefs co-adapt with contexts to maintain the stability of the teachers’ belief systems.

This is the first study to present complexity theory in a narrative context of education, exploring the non-linear and unpredictable features of the relationship between the teachers’ beliefs and practices. Integrating complexity theory with interpretivist, ecological and sociocultural perspectives, this book contributes to the research agenda by providing a systematic framework for examining teacher beliefs as a whole, and examining the extent to which western theory may be applied to Chinese educational contexts.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 71,68 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23008-5
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teacher Beliefs as a Complex System: English Language Teachers in China
Authors
Series Title
English Language Education
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23009-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23009-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23008-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37204-4
Series ISSN
2213-6967
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 170
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