The Autonomy of Foreign Language Teachers and the Hidden Curriculum
Science Journal of Education
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 153-157
Received: Apr. 30, 2017; Accepted: May 13, 2017; Published: Jul. 5, 2017
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Gao Ling-xin, Liren College, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China
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There is the need to promote foreign language teachers’ autonomy through the hidden curriculum in China. Hidden curriculum and teaching autonomy are two areas of educational research. From a unique perspective, this paper discusses the positive role that hidden curriculum plays for the promotion of teachers’ autonomy. Through teachers' hidden curriculum, teachers’ consciousness of innovation, emotion and reflection will do help for the promotion of the teaching effectiveness of foreign language teachers, and establishment of the good relationship between students and teachers, as well as the enhancement of teachers’ self-development in their profession. Consequently, the goal of reforming the foreign language teaching will be achieved and teachers' autonomous teaching and students' autonomous learning will be realized. More than that, the strategic objectives of Chinese government educational reform to cultivate innovative talents will be integrated during this process.
Foreign Language Teachers, Hidden Curriculum, Teaching Autonomy
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Gao Ling-xin, The Autonomy of Foreign Language Teachers and the Hidden Curriculum, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 153-157. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20170504.15
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