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The rhetoric of conscience and teachers' resistance in an era of accountability: a Macao study
Huang,Hua1; Vong,Sou Kuan2
2015-07-13
Source PublicationAsian Education and Development Studies
ISSN2046-3162
Volume4Issue:3Pages:357-370
Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore and explain the role of the traditional Chinese rhetoric of “conscience” in teachers’ resistance against the drive for accountability that oppresses them.

Design/methodology/approach – This paper first introduces increased accountability in the context of Macao and describes its impact on teachers. Following this, it presents a post-structuralist theory of teachers’ resistance as an analytical framework. A case study was conducted to illuminate how teachers employ the rhetoric of conscience to respond to the challenges raised by the prevalence of accountability.

Findings – This paper argues that the rhetoric of conscience, as the traditional paradigm, provides new insight for teachers to live a life that is different from the normality that is defined by the discourse introduced by accountability.

Originality/value – This paper sheds light on the role of the traditional Chinese rhetoric of conscience in teachers’ resistance in an era of accountability. In teachers’ lived experiences, the rhetoric of conscience intersects with the dominating notion of accountability and this contributes to a transitional discursive space where teachers’ resistance emerges as they negotiate or struggle with the entangled discourses.

KeywordAccountability Conscience Post-structuralism Resistance
DOI10.1108/AEDS-01-2015-0004
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Language英語English
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000218798900008
PublisherEMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorVong,Sou Kuan
Affiliation1.School of Education, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China
2.University of Macao, Macao, China
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Huang,Hua,Vong,Sou Kuan. The rhetoric of conscience and teachers' resistance in an era of accountability: a Macao study[J]. Asian Education and Development Studies,2015,4(3):357-370.
APA Huang,Hua,&Vong,Sou Kuan.(2015).The rhetoric of conscience and teachers' resistance in an era of accountability: a Macao study.Asian Education and Development Studies,4(3),357-370.
MLA Huang,Hua,et al."The rhetoric of conscience and teachers' resistance in an era of accountability: a Macao study".Asian Education and Development Studies 4.3(2015):357-370.
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