Implementation of Teacher Training in China and its Policy Implications

19 Pages Posted: 18 May 2016

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Hongyan Liu

Shaanxi Normal University

Chengfang Liu

Peking University

Fang Chang

Shaanxi Normal University

Prashant Kumar Loyalka

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Date Written: May–June 2016

Abstract

This study describes the current teacher training system in China, including the prevalence of teacher training, the types of training, training content and the ways that training is delivered. The paper presents subjective evaluations of training for principals and teachers using four diverse datasets. The results show that the National Teacher Training Project (NTTP) deviates from official policy objectives in several respects. The subjects of training programs and training content are not fully compliant with policy objectives. In addition, training opportunities are offered to a smaller proportion of rural teachers than urban teachers. It is found that the proportion of teachers and principals satisfied with the NTTP is lower than that for other types of training. Therefore, measures should be taken to increase training opportunities for rural teachers and to ensure the quality of training for all teachers.

Keywords: China, program implementation, teacher training

JEL Classification: I20, I25, R10

Suggested Citation

Liu, Hongyan and Liu, Chengfang and Chang, Fang and Loyalka, Prashant, Implementation of Teacher Training in China and its Policy Implications (May–June 2016). China & World Economy, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 86-104, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2781277 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cwe.12160

Hongyan Liu (Contact Author)

Shaanxi Normal University ( email )

Chang'an Chang'an District
199 South Road
Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710062
China

Chengfang Liu

Peking University ( email )

No. 38 Xueyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing, Beijing 100871
China

Fang Chang

Shaanxi Normal University ( email )

Chang'an Chang'an District
199 South Road
Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710062
China

Prashant Loyalka

Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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