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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.