KSU’s First Confucius China Studies Program Visiting Professor
Dr. Xiangming Chen, Professor of Education and Director of Center for Qualitative Research in Education, at Peking University in China is the first visiting professor at KSU under the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP).
Dr. Chen will be offering the following lectures on Chinese education and qualitative research:
- Knowledge Transformation and Identity Formation: Impact of Pre-Service Student-teacher Interactions with their Mentors, 12pm-1pm, April 14, 2015, Kennesaw Hall 1102
- Research on Teacher Practical Knowledge: Contents, Types, Representation, Generation, Mediation, and Cases, 12pm-1pm, April 23, 2015, Kennesaw Hall 1106
- Challenges and Strategies of Teaching Qualitative Research in China, 10:30am- 11:15am, April 29, Kennesaw Hall 1203
Dr. Chen’s major research areas include qualitative research methodology, teacher education, curriculum development, as well as learning and teaching. She has been team leader for more than 15 national and international research projects on education, especially basic education for poor rural areas in China. She has also worked as national consultant for many international organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, and UK DFID. One of her major projects is participatory teacher training for the new basic education curriculum reform, which has made great impact on teacher training in China. She has also been leading a university-school collaborative research project on teachers’ practical knowledge, as the theoretical foundation for teacher professional development. Dr. Chen has published 15 books and over 180 articles on education and research methodology, including Qualitative Research Methods and Social Science Research; Bridging Praxis and Theory: A Study on Teachers’ Practical Knowledge; and Learning and Acting in Participation: A Training Guide on Participatory Approaches.