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Article Number - A1393E666528


Vol.12(21), pp. 1036-1045 , November 2017
DOI: 10.5897/ERR2017.3373
ISSN: 1990-3839



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Teacher perceptions of professional role and innovative teaching at elementary schools in Taiwan



Chih-Lun Hung
  • Chih-Lun Hung
  • Department of Childhood Education and Enterprise Management, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, No.666, Buzih Road, Beitun District, Central Taiwan City 40601, Taiwan.
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Feng-Chin Li
  • Feng-Chin Li
  • Department of Childhood Education and Enterprise Management, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, No.666, Buzih Road, Beitun District, Central Taiwan City 40601, Taiwan.
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 Received: 21 August 2017  Accepted: 29 September 2017  Published: 10 November 2017

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The purpose of the study is to explore the association between primary school teachers’ perceptions of professional role and their innovative teaching in Central Taiwan. Quantitative research methods were employed, and data were collected from 554 Central Taiwanese teachers. The results of the present study indicated that elementary school teachers have highly perceived professional services and professional ethics for professional roles, and the teachers performed well in ideal thinking for innovative teaching. Also, the professional role perceptions of teachers, particularly the dimension of professional development, were significantly positively correlated with innovative teaching. Finally, the analysis results showed that the professional role perceptions, specifically the professional development dimension, effectively predicted innovative teaching.

 

Key words: Professional role, innovative teaching, elementary school teachers, Taiwan.

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APA Hung, C., & Li, F. (2017). Teacher perceptions of professional role and innovative teaching at elementary schools in Taiwan. Educational Research and Reviews, 12(21), 1036-1045.
Chicago Chih-Lun Hung and Feng-Chin Li. "Teacher perceptions of professional role and innovative teaching at elementary schools in Taiwan." Educational Research and Reviews 12, no. 21 (2017): 1036-1045.
MLA Chih-Lun Hung and Feng-Chin Li. "Teacher perceptions of professional role and innovative teaching at elementary schools in Taiwan." Educational Research and Reviews 12.21 (2017): 1036-1045.
   
DOI 10.5897/ERR2017.3373
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/ERR/article-abstract/A1393E666528

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