A narrative inquiry into a rural teachers emotions and identities in China: through a teacher knowledge community lens Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019, 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This research narratively explores a veteran teachers emotions and identities in varied teacher communities within and outside a rural school in China. Based on interviews, the teachers one-year reflective narratives and conversational records with members of an online teacher community, this research constructs and reconstructs how varied teacher knowledge communities outside the teachers school influence the teachers feelings and the meanings he attributed to his experiences, which contributes to the teachers living his best-loved self, personally and professionally, in a test-oriented and professionally challenging landscape. The connections between teacher knowledge community, teacher development and retention are also discussed.

published proceedings

  • Teachers and Teaching

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, J., & Craig, C. J.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019 11:11 AM