Educational Reform and Teacher Education: A Theoretical Overview



This chapter outlines the complexity of educational reform and the two most common in-service language teacher training models in terms of the role of teacher professional development in the success of educational reform. Due to the research context in this study, in-service English language teacher education in China has been examined based on existing literature particularly. It is found that the current training model in China seems ineffective to support teachers to meet the requirements from the national educational reform.


Educational reform Teacher professional development In-service teacher education Training-transmission model Development-constructivist model 


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  • Ming Li
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  1. 1.Southwest UniversityChongqingChina

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