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Xuefeng Qiao Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher development
  • Comparative education research
Research Interests: 
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher development
  • Comparative education research

Educational Background

  • PhD, Educational Administration & Policy, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014)
  • MA, Educational Economics & Administration, Nanjing University (2011)
  • BS, Educational Technology, Nanjing University (2008)

Research Projects

  • Quality of worklife of rural teachers and the construction of social support system in the context of new-type urbanization. Principal Investigator, sponsored by Ministry of Education, China.
  • 2016-2018 The operational mechanism of networked learning communities. Principal Investigator, sponsored by Department of Education, Jiangsu Province, China. 2016-2018 
  • Teacher Collaboration in networked learning communities. Principal Investigator, sponsored by Nanjing Normal University. 2016-2017
  • 2016-2018 Investigating early career English teacher professional identity construction in Macau: A multiple case study. Member, sponsored by University of Macau.
  • 2015-2017 Education and development in China and Chinese societies. Member, sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • 2014-2016 A study on internationalization of undergraduate program. Project investigator, sponsored by Nanjing Normal University.



Journal Articles

  1. Qiao, X. & Li, W. (2017). Teacher collaboration under the tension between external constraint and professional autonomy. Education Journal (Hong Kong), 45(2), 85-106. [CSSCI & TSSCI]
  2. Qiao, X., Yu, S. & Zhang, L. (2017). A Review of research on professional learning communities in mainland China (2006-2015): Key findings and emerging themes. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. [SSCI]
  3. Jin, H. & Qiao, X. (2017). Analysis on the characteristics of Singapore’s primary and secondary mathematics syllabus. Elementary & Secondary Schooling Abroad, (3), 61-66. [CSSCI]
  4. Qiao, X. & Yu, S. (2016). Enhancing professional learning communities through knowledge artefacts in mainland China. Journal of Education for Teaching. DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2015.1135229 . [SSCI]
  5. Qiao, X. & Li, W. (2016). The development and utilization of curriculum resources in school-based teaching research: a community of practice perspective. Global Education, 45(11), 32-42. [CSSCI]
  6. Li, F., & Qiao, X. (2014). Order within chaos: teacher collaboration from a conflict perspective. Teacher Education Forum, 27(6), 40-44.
  7. Cao, T., & Qiao, X. (2013). Ideal and reality: critical reflection on teaching and research groups as professional learning communities. Global Education, 42(12), 51-59. [CSSCI]
  8. Qiao, X., & Lai, M. (2013). From a trait perspective to a development perspective: the research route of professional learning communities. Global Education, 42(3), 73-81. [CSSCI]
  9. Qiao, X., & Lai, M. (2013). Teacher collaboration in school-based teaching and research: a case study of a primary school in the Chinese mainland. Educational Journal, 41(1-2), 47-63. [TSSCI]
  10. Qiao, X., Lu, N., & Li, W. (2013). A study of school-based teaching research in mainland China through the lens of teacher collaboration and its implication for teacher communities. Teacher Education Research, 25(6), 74-78. [CSSCI]
  11. Qiao, X., & Yu, S. (2013). Dilemmas and solutions in cultivating PhD students majoring in foreign language studies: a study from the perspective of PhD qualifying examinations. Journal of Graduate Education (5), 25-29. [CSSCI]
  12. Qiao, X. (2012). Fracturing or connecting?- the route choice of the Finnish basic educational reform and its inspration. Studies in Foreign Education, 39(1), 3-9. [CSSCI]
  13. Qiao, X., & Lai, M. (2012). Teacher professionalism in the accountability system: a major debate on “deprofessionalization” or “reprofessionalization”. Renmin University of China Education Journal, (3), 57-66.
  14. Cao, T., & Qiao, X. (2011). Agency and teachers' ontological security. Global Education, 40(5), 45-49. [CSSCI]
  15. Qiao, X., & Zong, X. H. (2011). California community college fiscal countermeasures under financial crisis and its implications. Journal of Hebei University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences), 11(3), 98-102.
  16. Cao, T., & Qiao, X. (2010). The challenge of globalization: exploring the historical process of nordic teacher education. Teacher Education Research, 22(6), 74-78. [CSSCI]
  17. Qiao, X., & Cao, T. (2010). Performance indexation: an analysis of latent rules in job-hunting for college graduates. Fudan Education Forum, 8(2), 43-47. [CSSCI]
  18. Qiao, X., & Zong, X. (2010). Professional degree education under unbalanced power: quality crisis and model reconstruction. Journal of Higher Education in Science & Technology, 29(6), 48-51.
  19. Qiao, X. (2009). The effects of imperial examination system on social cultural dissemination and class mobility. Journal of Changchun University of Science and Technology (Higher Education Edition), 4(10), 59-60.


  1. Qiao X. (2018). “Internet Plus” integration in rural education in China. In Hiller Spires (Ed.), Digital transformation and innovation in Chinese education. IGI Global. pp. 289-306. 
  2. Qiao, X. (2017). Teacher collaboration through negotiation of meaning: building professional learning communities. Beijing: Science Press. 

Honors and Awards

  1. Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent, Jiangsu Province (2016-2018)
  2. Excellent Head Teacher, Nanjing Normal University (2016-2017)


Academic Title

  • Honorary Researcher, University of Strathclyde, UK (2017-2020)
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Education Research Institutes Network, UNESCO Bangkok (2017-)
  • ad hoc reviewer, Educational Journal (Hong Kong)


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