Education

Chinese Church Voices

A Prayer of Thanks before the Gaokao

A mother shares how she and her son prayed together for his gaokao exam.

Blog Entries

Approaching the Christian Tradition in Chinese Academic Settings

A reflection on the paradox of teaching in an officially atheistic state and yet having the opportunity to teach Christian and religious material.

Blog Entries

Cross-Cultural Education in China—and in Chinese Families

Chinese parents often assume that their children attending international schools have the same attitudes, values, and language skills as those attending Chinese schools, but the instruction on how to think—and behave in society—follows different cultural norms.

Blog Entries

The Impact of School Culture

What is considered normal and acceptable in education varies from culture to culture. Understanding cultural values is crucial for students to succeed. 

Blog Entries

My Journey to Professionalism in Teaching

"I hadn’t planned on teaching. Although I love English and had even majored in English literature at university, I didn’t like public speaking."

Blog Entries

A Teacher Responds

"It struck me that almost all of the contributors touched at least briefly on one recurring theme: the need for teachers to approach their work with humility." 

Supporting Article

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.

Supporting Article

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.

Book Reviews

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.

Resource Corner

Resources about Teaching in China

The resources listed deal with the theology and practice of teaching in the context of Christian mission with authors representing a variety of viewpoints.