The paper has discussed the characteristics of consciousness
of professional role of rural teachers and the relationship between consciousness
of professional role and work autonomy. By randomly sampling, a survey is
conducted among 265 primary and secondary school teachers from Sichuan province. It is
found that the whole consciousness of professional role of rural teachers from
Sichuan province is above average; the role consciousness of their
collaborators and facilitators is the highest; the role
consciousness of their social and economic status is the lowest. From the
characteristics of different groups of teachers, there is no difference in gender, teaching age and education
background, but there are significant differences between teachers of urban and
rural areas, backbone teachers and nonbackbone teachers, teachers in key middle schools and non-key middle
schools, and among teachers who teach Chinese, mathematics, foreign languages, Politics,
History, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and teachers in primary and middle
schools. Consciousness of professional role of teachers is significantly
related to work autonomy. That is to say, consciousness of professional role of
teachers can positively or negatively predict work autonomy.
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