The current study examines the expectations of Chinese education majors for their future students in the areas of academic behavior, classroom behavior, academic performance, and general behavior. Of special interest to us was the question whether the future teachers would have very similar or different expectations for boys and girls. A group of 152 education majors at a medium-sized university in Shanghai participated in the study by filling out a survey questionnaire. The results indicate that both male and female education majors had similar expectations of their future students in the areas of academic behavior, classroom behavior, and general behavior; however, they differed significantly on the Academic Performance Scale.
American Review of China Studies
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