To Be or Not to Be? The “Publish or Perish” Syndrome for English Teacher Educators in China

@article{Yan2015ToBO,
  title={To Be or Not to Be? The “Publish or Perish” Syndrome for English Teacher Educators in China},
  author={Chunmei Yan and Chuanjun He},
  journal={Frontiers of Education in China},
  year={2015},
  volume={10},
  pages={526-543}
}
The philosophy of “publish or perish” has already been adopted as a yardstick by the vast majority of Chinese higher education institutions in their attempts to benchmark Western research universities in recent years, which has led to increasing pressure on university teachers to produce research publications. This paper addresses this endemic issue in China’s teaching universities with particular reference to its impact on English teacher educators. It points out that this trend is a result of… 
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