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Understanding the Impact of INSET on Teacher Change in China

Authors: Li, Ming

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  • Considers the impact of INSET courses on EFL teachers practicing under the national curriculum reform in China
  • Explores the limitations of one off training events such as INSET and the inconsistency between teacher learning results and classroom practices
  • Offers practical solutions to improve teacher education and enhance the long-term INSET impact on teacher development
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This pivot considers the impact of INSET courses on EFL teachers practicing under the national curriculum reform in China. Providing context-specific findings on the policy and implementation of INSET as well as its impact on teacher education initiatives in both China and similar contexts, it explores the limitations of one off training events such as INSET and the inconsistency between teacher learning results and their classroom practices. The book argues that teachers, when returning to pre-INSET teaching, are influenced by their prior deeply-rooted beliefs largely considered more powerful than newly-learnt theories. Addressing the rarely discussed fact that the complex and dynamic characteristics of teacher learning change over time and support the construct of teacher learning as a social event rather than a one-off event, the book also offers practical solutions on how to improve teacher education and enhance the long-term INSET impact on teacher development, with the ambition of promoting education reform for both teachers and students alike.   


About the authors

Ming Li is a Lecturer at the College of International Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Ming has been doing both pre- and in-service EFL teacher education for a decade and was awarded his PhD by the University of Leeds, UK in 2016.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3311-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3310-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Impact of INSET on Teacher Change in China
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3311-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3311-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3310-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 159
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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