Connecting Teaching to Daily Life: Hailiang’s Narratives

  • Ju Huang
Part of the Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education book series (IRLCWE)


This chapter begins with Hailiang’s cross-cultural experiences in Canada. It illustrates how Hailiang connected his teaching to his daily life in his first year of teaching, and follows his efforts to remove the teacher-student boundary in his second year of teaching. The chapter shows how he improved mutual understanding between teachers and students in his third year of teaching, and maintained his connection with Windsor schools in his stories of going forward.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ju Huang
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  1. 1.Southwest UniversityBeibei districtChina

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