A Comparative Study of Teacher Competence According to Their Demographics in Hanzhong High School of Shaanxi Province, China


  • Xu Yuan Teacher, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
  • Yan Ye Assistant Professor, Ph. D, Lecturer, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Assumption University, Thailand.


Teacher, Competence, Demographics, Hanzhong High School of Shaanxi Province


 The main purpose of this research is to identify the level of teacher competence according to teachers’ demographics factors including age, gender, and education background in Hanzhong High School of Shaanxi Province. Five components of teacher competence are pre-instruction, presentation, student learning, learning environment and professionalism. This study used the original questionnaire by Huyen (2003) study, which was adopted it from Medley (1977). All 168 full time teachers were surveyed in this study in Hanzhong High School of Shaanxi Province in the academic year 2018. This study found that there were significant differences about teacher competence according to age and education background in Hanzhong High School of Shaanxi Province. But there is no significant difference about teacher competence according to gender. For five components of teacher competence, teachers got the highest score in professionalism, but teachers have some problems in presentation. 


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