Encyclopedia of Teacher Education

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| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Professional Development of Female Teachers in Chinese Universities

  • Yan-li HaoEmail author
  • Jing Ma
  • Li-ren Zhang
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_6-1

Introduction

According to statistics released by the ministry of education in 2017, the total number of full-time teachers in China’s undergraduate institutions has reached 1,633,248, among whom 49.83% are female teachers (Ministry of education of the People’s Republic of China: 2017 education statistical data (number of female educational personnel and full-time teachers of schools by type and level, http://www.moe.edu.cn/s78/A03/moe_560/jytjsj_2017/qg/201808/t20180808_344693.html). In addition, the total number of female doctoral candidates in higher education institutions is 142,173, accounting for 39.27% of the total number of doctoral candidates (Ministry of education of the People’s Republic of China: 2017 education statistical data (number of female students of schools by type and level), http://www.moe.edu.cn/s78/A03/moe_560/jytjsj_2017/qg/201808/t20180808_344694.html). These female individuals are the reserve army of female teachers in universities in the future, so it can be...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tien-hui Chiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy of Globalization and Education PolicySchool of Education, Zhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina