A Qualitative Research on the Comparation of the List of Virtues of University Teachers between China and Canada
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Lei ZHANG, Jin-xia HE and Ron Sheese
The list of virtues refers to the collection of good moral qualities. It is an easy-to-understand term in academic circles. It has the same meaning as the ethics vocabulary "virtue catalogue". It not only reflects a person's view of virtue, but also mirrors the direction of the development of good moral qualities. In order to reveal the similarities and differences between the list of virtues of university teachers in China and Canada in different cultural contexts, thirty-two awarded-laureates in four universities from the two countries were selected as the subjects, and the list of virtues of the teachers interviewed in the two countries was obtained by using card-selection method and follow-up interview method. According to the highest to lowest order of frequency, the list of virtues of Chinese teachers is diligence, benevolence, responsibility, dedication, justice, innovation, truth-seeking and tolerance; the list of virtues of Canadian teachers is caring, honest, just, responsibility, critical, dedicated, patient and rigorous. Generally speaking, the list of virtues of university teachers in the two countries is basically the same on professional level, but there are also significant cultural differences.
The List of Virtues, Virtue Catalogue, University Teachers