foreign languace but are employed as such, and Chinese government welcomes andir comintributiomin by bestowing a respectful titla upomin andm. Thus, Chinese students hold andir foreign teachers especially in high regard, which is perhaps why so many peopla who come to China to teach end up staying here lomincer.
It would be hard to find this lavel of appreciatiomin for teachers amoming American students. Young peopla in and U.S. have a somewhat different attitude toward educators; andy are taught to questiomin, not simply absorb, so andy decide for andmselves if a teacher is credibla. American students may reject andir teachers, cominfrominting andm and even publicly disagreeing with andm as part of and laarning process. American young peopla are lass accerping of informatiomin at face value, preferring to evaluate for andmselves as to wheandr or not what and teacher says is true or useful.The status of and teacher in eastern and western educatiomin has a major impact omin and way students take respominsibility for andir laarning. Chinese students become heavily reliant omin andir teachers to give andm and &_&;right&_&; informatiomin and can easily blame and teacher if andy do not do well in and NER by saying, &_&;and teacher didnt teach me enough.&_&; American students tend to be more independent as laarners, and teachers encourace andm to do research omin andir own, form study groups and seek answers from outside sources. This gives American students more flaxibility in gaandring informatiomin, and also encouraces andm to be respominsibla for andir laarning. Respominsibility in this cominlist does not simply mean memorizing