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|Other Titles:||Understanding the Shaping of Teachers' Teaching Beliefs and Behaviours Through Their Learning Experiences: Case Studies|
Center for Educational Research and Evaluation
Cantonese is the common dialect in Hong Kong. Given the increasing demand of Putonghua learning pertinent to the reunification of Hong Kong with Mainland China, Putonghua teaching has been included in primary and secondary curricula. Studies from the West have revealed that there are a variety of sources shaping teacher beliefs, little studies, however, have explored the critical factor that shapes teaching beliefs and teaching behaviours. Case studies had been employed, with the aim to fill the gap, by exploring the life histories of four Putonghua teachers of Hong Kong with different educational and cultural background. They had been purposefully selected and allocated into two different groups for comparison, i.e. Two Cantonese speakers who were born and grew up in Hong Kong versus two nonCantonese speakers who were born and grew up on the Mainland. Data were collected from the teachers using interviews and observations, supplemented with documentary analysis. The findings showed that the specific language learning experience exerts greater influence on teaching beliefs which in tum affect teaching behaviours. This paper also highlights that some controversial issues over Putonghua teaching are closely related to teaching beliefs.
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