Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Dimensions on Faculty Development Research

  • Xudong ZhuEmail author
  • Jian Li
Part of the Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education book series (PRRE)


This chapter concentrates on offering the overview of research on Western faculty development from historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives. Specifically, historical review of Western faculty development research involves examining the academic research ability, teaching ability, and social service ability of faculty at universities and colleges.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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