The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast philosophical beliefs commonly shared among American pre-service and in-service teachers and their Chinese counterparts. A total of 100 responses was included in this study. A philosophical inventory with 34 items was used. The causes for the similarities and differences as indicated in the findings were examined. This study pointed out the danger of stereotyping people based on cultural backgrounds. lt also encouraged teacher educators to challenge our own habitual view and vision of our practice.
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"Who Are We and Who Are They? A Comparison of Philosophical Beliefs Between American and Chinese Teacher Education Students,"
Northwest Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 3
, Article 8.