Articles in this Issue
Professionalism and Witness in TESOL
Professionalism is a dimension of integrity and necessary for expatriate English teachers. Witness is an integral aspect of education. Neither should be neglected.
Introducing Modern Chinese Education
Following a brief overview of the history of China’s educational system, the authors compare underlying Eastern and Western worldviews and then the practical implications these have for expatriates teaching in China.
Views from the Classroom
Four expatriate teachers, from a variety of educational sectors throughout China, give their individual perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of teaching there. Their reflections from long-term experience provide helpful insights.
A Chinese Perspective on Expatriate Teachers
Interview and Commentary
Professor Wang provides her views about expatriate, Christian teachers in China followed by the guest editor’s commentary on the key issues she addresses.
Teaching in China—the Early Years
Ms. Anderson, who began teaching in China in the early 1980s, reflects on how different—and often difficult—it was for English teachers during those early years.
Teaching with Christian Values
After reviewing each of the three parts of this book, Ms. Jones suggests that while it would be beneficial for anyone, this book will be especially useful for people heading to a foreign country to teach and for those preparing them for this.
More Blessed to Receive
Expatriate teachers went to China to give. But often they ended up taking more of China with them than they had bargained for. The editor of ChinaSource Quarterly gives several suggestions for how to be a good reciever.