East meets West in teacher preparation : crossing Chinese and American borders
- New York, NY : Teachers College Press, 
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- Physical description
- xi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Caring about the Chinese educator's experiences and perspectives: negotiating toward the "middle ground" / Wen Ma
- Learning about the challenges of teaching in two worlds: ideologies and beliefs in China and the United States / Ran Hu
- Being culturally relevant in teaching / Binyao Zheng
- Becoming a Chinese teacher educator in the Southeastern United States / Ye He
- Identities, values, and beliefs: listening to a Chinese teacher's narratives / Ko-Yin Sung
- Integration and transformation: the teaching experiences and pedagogical journeys of four Chinese professors / Wen Ma
- Learning to write in Chinese in community-based Chinese heritage language classrooms / Chang Pu
- Indirect vs. direct instructional approaches to teaching research methodology / Chuang Wang & Wanying Wang
- Using collaborative action research for science teachers' professional development / Meilan Zhang
- Paradigm contrast: reflection on preservice science teacher education in China and North America / Xiufeng Liu
- Family and school influences on students' math achievement: United States vs. China / Ming Ming Chiu
- Demystifying the math myth: analyzing the contributing factors for the achievement gap between Chinese and U.S. students / Guili Zhang & Miguel A. Padilla
- Conclusion: how educators from China and the United States may learn about and from one another to arrive at the "middle ground" / Wen Ma.
- Publisher's Summary
- The teacher-training profession is searching for new ideas to prepare the next generation of teachers who can successfully educate 21st century students. At the same time, there is an increase in foreign-born professors, with one of the most significant groups originating from China. East Meets West in Teacher Preparation gives voice to teacher educators from Chinese backgrounds who are now teaching in America's colleges. With this unique book, the field can learn about Chinese educational thinking and practises directly from educators who have personal and professional knowledge of both the United States and Chinese systems. Readers will come to understand how these bilingual educators view and speak about their lived experiences and perspectives across the Pacific shores; how they reflect on and articulate the similarities and differences between educational systems in the United States and China; what strategies they use to navigate through complex sociocultural boundaries; as well as what possibilities exist for the two systems to learn from each other. This important book will help educators prepare for the intersection already developing between Chinese and American teaching approaches and practises.
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- edited by Wen Ma ; foreword by Allan Luke.