Journal directory listing - Volume 53 (2008) - Education【53(3)】December

A Sociological Analysis of the Teaching Profession in Taiwan Author: Jia-Li Huang(Center for Teacher Education and Graduate School of Education, Ming Chuan University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 53, No. 3
Date:December 2008


In the context of the “sociology of profession” of trait, strategy and relationship approaches, this article discusses the ideals and practices of Taiwan’s teacher-training programs. As to its social function, it is argued that teaching should be primarily an academic profession and thus not primarily social-political in nature. The author also suggests that there are four primary issues regarding professional knowledge and teacher education: (1) the nature of professional capital, (2) the separate function of teacher certification, (3) the intermediary role of government, and (4) the re-professionalization or de- professionalization of teaching. It is hoped that this article’s conclusions may be helpful to future discussions of the teaching profession in Taiwan, and to the promotion of this profession.

Keywords:teacher profession, teacher certification, sociology of profession, professional knowledge

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APA FormatHuang, J.-L. (2008). A Sociological Analysis of the Teaching Profession in Taiwan. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 53(3), 125-151. doi:10.3966/2073753X2008125303006