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Teacher accounts of parent involvement in children's education in China

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posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen GuoKaren Guo, Anna KilderryAnna Kilderry
Discursive insights into early childhood teacher views of parenting in a Chinese context is the focus of this paper. A critical discourse analysis was conducted on teachers’ professional accounts captured on an online discussion forum uncovering how parenting and the role of parents in children's education were represented. Emphasized in the analysis is the importance of situating teacher discourse within the context of ‘glocalization’ acknowledging the influence of Confucian ideology on their professional stance, and recognizing the position of Western approaches in early childhood education. The findings reveal a tenuous place for teacher-parent partnerships in teachers’ dialogic space and practice.

History

Journal

Teaching and teacher education

Volume

69

Pagination

95 - 103

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0742-051X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Elsevier