On the Attributes of the Teacher’s “Holistic Profession”

  • Xudong ZhuEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers of Educational Research book series (NFER)


The article proposes a concept of the teacher’s “holistic profession”, based on the three connotations of teacher profession: “teaching students to learn”, “cultivating students” and “serving”. But in reality, the teacher’s semi-profession is well-evidenced, which leads to a few problems impacting on student achievement. This paper, therefore, constructs this concept of the teacher’s “holistic profession”, and justifies its attributes, values, and characteristics. Then it asserts that teacher’s “holistic profession” needs to integrate scientism and humanism, which implies the further research in the area.


Teacher Education Core Competency Teacher Preparation Subject Content Kindergarten Teacher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Science in UniversitiesMinistry of EducationBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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