INSET: Essential but Insufficient Catalyst for Teacher Change



This chapter first discusses the contextual factors influencing teacher learning based on Chapter  6. The neglecting of teachers’ local conditions and the constraints of the INSET course itself contributed to the limited impact of training on teacher change. As a socio-cultural event, teacher learning needs various support from macro- and micro-levels. This chapter reconceptualizes teacher education, including suggestions on developing teacher education as catalyst for teacher change and building up supportive conditions for effective teacher learning in China.


Local conditions Contextual support Teacher empowerment Development of teacher education programme 


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  • Ming Li
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  1. 1.Southwest UniversityChongqingChina

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