Centre for Governance and Citizenship
Department of Social Sciences
The teacher–state relationship in China
An exploration of homeroom teachers' experiences
Dr ZHAO Zhenzhou
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences and
Centre Research Fellow, Centre for Governance and Citizenship, HKIEd
Date: 29 September 2014 (Monday)
Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Room D4-G-05A, Ground Floor, Block D4, HKIEd (Tai Po Campus)
With the relaxation of the system of command in China’s public schooling sector and the decline of ideological coercion in the post-Mao era, the Chinese state has reshaped its control over individual teachers. Much effort has been made to analyse the state’s influence on teachers’ academic activities at school, but little attention has been paid to the teachers’ work, namely the socialization of students. This study examines Chinese teachers’ perceptions of their relationship with the state through an analysis of homeroom teachers’ perspectives.
About the speaker
Dr Zhao Zhenzhou is Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, and Centre Research Fellow, Centre for Governance and Citizenship at The Hong Kong Institute of Education. She received her bachelor's degree from the Beijing Normal University and her Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include sociology of education and citizenship studies. She is author of China's Mongols at University: Contesting Cultural Recognition (Lexington Press, 2010) and recently co-edited Citizenship Education in China: Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century" published by Routledge in 2013.
**This semianr is a part of Social Sciences Research@HKIEd - Public Seminar Series in Autumn 2014, which is jointly organized by Centre for Governance and Citizenship and Department of Social Sciences.**
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