Challenges and Solutions Faced by China’s Teachers in the Era of Globalization

in The Teacher’s Role in the Changing Globalizing World
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Education is an eternal theme of human development, while teacher is not born to be a specialized profession until the modern society. With the development of new technology, teacher’s traditional roles are nowadays facing more and more challenges. Modern teachers are expected to be not only the organizers and designers of the educational process, but also mentors and partners of students in the learning process. Teacher education in China is also taking many reforms to promote their professional development, such as to increase the degree lever requirement, to established MOE’s teacher professional standards, to provide more in-service training, to encourage the research based teaching and etc. Although China has a tradition of respecting teachers and valuing education, stronger social support system is expected to be established for teacher development in the near future.