The Lowdown on China s Higher Education

The Lowdown on China   s Higher Education

“China EFL: The Unqualified, Teaching (sic) the Unmotivated, in a Hostile
Environment. ... “China EFL: Why Chinese Universities do not Provide an English
Speaking Environment. ... CHINA EFL: Curriculum Reform, edited by M. Wolff.

Author: Niu Qiang

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443832434

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 380

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“Obviously, you are not chanting the exultations of China which many of my country people are used to listening to.” A Chinese scholar recognizes that this book is not a further attempt to curry favor with China by tickling its leaders’ ears. This book examines what is right and the truth about what is wrong with English language education in Chinese colleges and universities. As our Chinese colleague further states, “Most Chinese are learning English like one learning swimming ashore.” We have been writing about these shortcomings for ten years. It arises because administrators posted to their positions due to party affiliation and good standing, are basically ignorant of administration and educational matters. “The VIPs of EEC believe that they know, while they don’t, what are under their supervision; the professionals of EEC believe that what they are doing academically is helpful while it’s not. The two types are making the common non-professional people believe that they are knowingly reliable while they are not. . . . The educated, as well as the illiterate, do not know what to do and what not to do, what is correct and what is wrong, what is worthy and what is not, etc. The weakness, from the historical perspective, is also a consequence of modern Chinese history whose knowledge most Chinese people are poor at but reluctant to admit.” This book could not be published within China due to its truthfulness.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Spotlight on China

Spotlight on China

Curriculum reform on such a scale generates a tension that is constantly to be
negotiated, not just for China, but for any country where English ... With such
literacy rates, China had the basis for effective EFl teaching and learning in its
schools.

Author: Shibao Guo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462098817

Category: Education

Page: 410

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Fuelled by forces of globalization, China has gradually shifted from a centrally planned economy to a socialist market economy. Under the market economy China has experienced a massive and protracted economic boom. It is not clear however whether recent economic changes have brought the same miracle to education in China. Spotlight on China brings together established and emerging scholars from China and internationally in a dialogue about the profound social and economic transformation that has resulted from the market economy and its concomitant impact on education in China. The book covers a wide range of topics, including: • Market economy and curriculum reform• Teaching under China’s market economy• Changes in higher education• Transitions from education to work • Market economy and social inequality With its broad scope and fresh critical perspectives, this collection offers a most contemporary and comprehensive analysis of possibly the largest education system in the world. Lessons learned from the China experiment will inform researchers and educators about social and educational reforms in other countries which are undergoing similar fundamental changes. Spotlight on China provides a state of the art picture: dynamic, partial, full of contradictions and tensions, and, as we speak, in movement and local reconfiguration.” – Allan Luke, Queensland University of Technology. “The book moves social science research on China’s education another step forward by refining the balance between the viability of mainstream western concepts and the analytical possibilities of creating a new scholarship based on a deeper understanding of the historically grounded realities of contemporary Chinese education.” – Gerard A. Postiglione, The University of Hong Kong"
Categories: Education

Teacher Beliefs as a Complex System English Language Teachers in China

Teacher Beliefs as a Complex System  English Language Teachers in China

The nationwide English curriculum reform in the 9-year compulsory education (
namely, 6 years of primary education and ... After the implementation of the
reform over a decade, Chinese EFL teachers are supposed to be familiar with the
new ...

Author: Hongying Zheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319230092

Category: Education

Page: 170

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The volume is a practical introduction to the ways in which the teachers deal with classroom events in the context of change for researchers, teachers, administrators who wish to implement curriculum reform to EFL in schools. The author provides insights into the beliefs of Chinese teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and their pedagogical choices in the context of the National English Curriculum Reform. The complex nature of EFL teachers’ beliefs about EFL teaching and learning are exposed, how their beliefs interact with mental and actionable processes triggered by classroom practice, and how their beliefs co-adapt with contexts to maintain the stability of the teachers’ belief systems. This is the first study to present complexity theory in a narrative context of education, exploring the non-linear and unpredictable features of the relationship between the teachers’ beliefs and practices. Integrating complexity theory with interpretivist, ecological and sociocultural perspectives, this book contributes to the research agenda by providing a systematic framework for examining teacher beliefs as a whole, and examining the extent to which western theory may be applied to Chinese educational contexts.
Categories: Education

Understanding the Impact of INSET on Teacher Change in China

Understanding the Impact of INSET on Teacher Change in China

A study of language learning strategy use in the context of EFL curriculum and
pedagogy reform in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(4), 457–468.
Yuan, R., & Lee, I. (2014). Pre-service teachers' changing beliefs in the teaching
 ...

Author: Ming Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811333118

Category: Education

Page: 159

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This pivot considers the impact of INSET courses on EFL teachers practicing under the national curriculum reform in China. Providing context-specific findings on the policy and implementation of INSET as well as its impact on teacher education initiatives in both China and similar contexts, it explores the limitations of one off training events such as INSET and the inconsistency between teacher learning results and their classroom practices. The book argues that teachers, when returning to pre-INSET teaching, are influenced by their prior deeply-rooted beliefs largely considered more powerful than newly-learnt theories. Addressing the rarely discussed fact that the complex and dynamic characteristics of teacher learning change over time and support the construct of teacher learning as a social event rather than a one-off event, the book also offers practical solutions on how to improve teacher education and enhance the long-term INSET impact on teacher development, with the ambition of promoting education reform for both teachers and students alike.
Categories: Education

Curriculum Development Materials Design and Methodologies Trends and Issues Penerbit USM

Curriculum Development  Materials Design and Methodologies  Trends and Issues  Penerbit USM

Subsequently, a nationwide EFL curriculum reform in secondary schools in
China was carried out in 2001, accompanied by a new EFL curriculum including
English Curriculum Standards (ECS). ECS aims to enhance students'
comprehensive ...

Author: Ambigapathy Pandian

Publisher: Penerbit USM

ISBN: 9789674610890

Category:

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This book reflects an exceptional collection of articles, literature reviews and research finding primarily linked to curriculum and material development activities. The book covers various aspects from the theoretical frameworks and research findings that govern curriculum and material development processes to actual classroom practices that incorporated learners’ needs and contexts. Articles and research findings selected and presented in this book are primarily based on practicing school teachers’ interest. In addition to its wide coverage in terms of topics and contents, the book authors and contributors are from both local and abroad. This is intended for university students, curriculum planners, teachers, school administrators and teacher trainers that serve as guide for courses in language material design and curriculum and instruction.
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Teacher Mediated Agency in Educational Reform in China

Teacher Mediated Agency in Educational Reform in China

This book examines teacher agency in implementing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curriculum reform in the Chinese university context.

Author: Hongzhi Yang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319159256

Category: Education

Page: 213

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This book examines teacher agency in implementing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curriculum reform in the Chinese university context. It theorizes the concept of teacher agency from a sociocultural theory perspective and draws on a study conducted in a conservative and less developed area in China. The book uses Engeström's activity theory and Vygotsky's concept of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) to understand the nature and extent of teacher agency in adapting one’s teaching with respect to beliefs, knowledge and instructional practices. The study concludes that curriculum reform in China needs to shift from reliance on 'top-down' policies to 'bottom-up' implementation that mobilizes local understandings and practices. One of the implications of this study is that transformative teacher education programs aimed at developing teacher pedagogical agency require that teachers have ongoing opportunities to design, develop and evaluate curriculum-based mediational means.
Categories: Education

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English Literacy in China

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English Literacy in China

This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on English literacy in China, while the other volume is on Chinese literacy.

Author: Jiening Ruan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400749948

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on English literacy in China, while the other volume is on Chinese literacy. In modern day China, English has enjoyed an increasingly important status in education, but not without challenges. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in English literacy practices and literacy instruction in China from the first English school in the 19th century to recent curriculum reform efforts to modernize English instruction from basic education through higher education. Together, the essays address a wide array of topics, including early childhood English education, uses of information technology to teach English, and teaching English to Chinese minority students. This work is essential reading for those who want to expand their understanding of English literacy education in China.
Categories: Education

Bilingual Education in China

Bilingual Education in China

From the beginning of this century , China has started a thorough curriculum
reform in primary and high schools ( Ministry of Education of the People ' s
Republic of China , 2001 ) . The reform is launched against the EFL education
tradition ...

Author: Anwei Feng

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015076108540

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This volume brings together research on bilingual or trilingual education for the majority and minority nationality groups in China and explores the relationship between them. Papers range from reports of bilingual or trilingual education projects in remote minority regions to discussions about Chinese-English bilingual education in major cities.
Categories: Education

Language Planning in Primary Schools in Asia

Language Planning in Primary Schools in Asia

Four policy documents relevant to the curriculum reform are analyzed, including
Chinese curriculum and English ... and English as a foreign language (EFL)
education, in particular, has been unsystematic but has been inspired mainly by ...

Author: Richard B. Baldauf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135708801

Category: Education

Page: 230

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In foreign language education, decisions must be taken on what languages to teach, who will teach them, in which schools (i.e. all, only urban, only rural), in which grades, the number of hours a week, and the cost involved. This book explores the answers to these questions across a number of Asian polities. It illustrates why some of the efforts undertaken are successful and why some are not, why – despite significant investments of time and resources – some students do not seem to acquire the languages being taught, and why some teachers responsible for instruction in the designated foreign languages have problems achieving fluency in the designated language or have other language teaching difficulties. It suggests some strategies various polities might attempt to achieve their stated language learning objectives. This book was originally published as a special issue of Current Issues in Language Planning.
Categories: Education

Understanding Silence and Reticence

Understanding Silence and Reticence

Yang, K. S. (1981), 'Social orientation and individual modernity among Chinese
students in Taiwan', Journal of Social ... use in the context of EFL curriculum and
pedagogy reform in China', Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29 (4), 457–68.

Author: Dat Bao

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441128539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 171

What is the state of that which is not spoken? This book presents empirical research related to the phenomenon of reticence in the second language classroom, connecting current knowledge and theoretical debates in language learning and acquisition. Why do language learners remain silent or exhibit reticence? In what ways can silence in the language learning classroom be justified? To what extent should learners employ or modify silence? Do quiet learners work more effectively with quiet or verbal learners? Looking at evidence from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, the book presents research data on many internal and external forces that influence the silent mode of learning in contemporary education. This work gives the reader a chance to reflect more profoundly on cultural ways of learning languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Study on Professional Development of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Institutions of Higher Education in Western China

A Study on Professional Development of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Institutions of Higher Education in Western China

This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the recent professional developments of teachers of English in the western region of China in the context of English language teaching reform and teacher education reform.

Author: Yuhong Jiang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662536377

Category: Education

Page: 437

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This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the recent professional developments of teachers of English in the western region of China in the context of English language teaching reform and teacher education reform. It discusses a wealth of theories, frameworks, qualitative case studies and quantitative investigations, while also covering a range of key practices that are indispensable. It equips readers with an in-depth understanding of the impact of the current curriculum reform on the promotion of teachers’ cognition, emotions, attitudes and awareness of their self-development, as well as teachers’ corresponding efforts to update their educational concepts, reassess their teacher roles, enhance their teaching skills, and implement new approaches to their professional development. It is a valuable resource for anyone pursuing research in this field as well as in-service teachers, teacher educators and education administrators. And as it offers practical help for the potential difficulties and challenges they might encounter, it is also a must-read for the student teachers of English.
Categories: Education

Experiences of Second Language Teacher Education

Experiences of Second Language Teacher Education

English. Teachers. for. Curriculum. Change. in. China. Qiang Wang In this
chapter, I will examine how public lessons, ... investigating secondary school
English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' attitudestowards change,their
perceived ...

Author: T. Wright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316257

Category: Education

Page: 309

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This book brings together the voices of teacher educators working in different national and educational settings. It Covers themes such as change in teacher education practices, the influences of context on practice, and of interculturality, to provide rich insights into the processes and effects of second language teacher education.
Categories: Education

Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia

Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia

How can Chinese English teachers meet the challenge of creating a
learnercentered, communicative, intercultural classroom to achieve optimal
student learning outcomes? ... Balancing grammar and communication in EFL
teaching: A study of teachers' beliefs about grammar instruction and error
correction. ... Giving TESOL change a chance: Supporting key players in the
curriculum change process.

Author: Michael Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472572233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Over the last decade task-based approaches to language learning and teaching (TBLT) have become a global focus of increased levels of research. Governments around the world have turned to TBLT as a potential solution for curricula that lack authentic and meaningful engagement with language learning and are failing to motivate students as a result. This book focuses on Asia, where this shift has been particularly in evidence. TBLT has often been implemented in top-down approaches to curriculum development, which presents a huge range of challenges at the cultural as well as the pedagogic level. Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia looks at the drivers, stakeholders and obstacles across the region. Some countries have adapted TBLT to deal with the local constraints, others have found it hard to apply and many are still in the process of investigating its implementation in their specific contexts. This collection is important to all involved in language development, from curriculum reform to materials development. It assists from programme evaluation to the setting of assessment standards. The chapters cover all aspects of language education across Asia, from primary to tertiary, private and public education, as well as innovations at local, regional and national levels.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Education in China Policy and Experience from 1949

Language Education in China   Policy and Experience from 1949

The effects of political changes, language backgrounds and various motivations for learning, at both the national and individual levels, are vividly presented in this composite story of China and learners in China.

Author: Agnes S.L. Lam

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622097506

Category: Education

Page: 292

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Language Education in China: Policy and Experience from 1949 is unprecedented as a comprehensive study of the multilingual circumstances in China. It tracks policy changes in the learning of Chinese, foreign languages and minority ethnic languages in China since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. On the basis of survey and interview data, the experiences of different age cohorts of learners are presented as "windows" to the realities of language education policy implementation over the last half century. The effects of political changes, language backgrounds and various motivations for learning, at both the national and individual levels, are vividly presented in this composite story of China and learners in China.
Categories: Education

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

This book evaluates the origins of processes of change in language teaching in China, and the factors influencing their success.

Author: Hayo Reinders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137600929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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This book evaluates the origins of processes of change in language teaching in China, and the factors influencing their success. Examining diverse experiences and drawing on the perspectives of academics from the top institutions in the country, the authors analyse the complex interplay between global and local influences on language policies. Encouraging discussion of the significant education reforms that have taken place in China in recent years, this work will be of interest to students and scholars of language education, English as a Second Language and applied linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teacher Agency and Policy Response in English Language Teaching

Teacher Agency and Policy Response in English Language Teaching

Those interested in the latest development of English language teaching will also find this book a valuable resource.

Author: Patrick C. L. Ng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317295808

Category: Education

Page: 204

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The role of English in the global arena has prompted official language-in-education policy makers to adopt language education policies to enable its citizens to be proficient in English and to access knowledge. Local educational contexts in different countries have implemented English education in their own ways with different pedagogical goals, motivations, features and pedagogies. While much of the research cited in English language planning policy has focused on macro level language policy and planning, there is an increasing interest in micro planning, in particular teacher agency in policy response. Individual teacher agency is a multifaceted amalgam, not only of teachers’ individual histories, professional training, personal values and instructional beliefs, but also of how these interact with local interpretations and appropriations of policy. Teacher Agency and Policy Response in English Language Teaching examines the agency of the teacher in negotiating educational reforms and policy changes at the local and national levels. Chapters in the book include: English language teaching in China: teacher agency in response to curricular innovations Incorporating academic skills into EFL curriculum: teacher agency in response to global mobility challenge Teacher agency, the native/nonnative dichotomy, and "English Classes in English" in Japanese high Schools Teacher-designed high stakes English language testing: washback and impact This book will appeal to researcher across all sectors of education, in particular key stakeholders in curriculum and language planning. Those interested in the latest development of English language teaching will also find this book a valuable resource.
Categories: Education

Education and Educational Technology

Education and Educational Technology

This volume includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 2011 2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Technology (EET 2011) held in Chengdu, China, October 1-2, 2011.

Author: Yuanzhi Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642247750

Category: Computers

Page: 860

View: 626

This volume includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 2011 2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Technology (EET 2011) held in Chengdu, China, October 1-2, 2011. The mission of EET 2011 Volume 1 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of education and educational technology to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 130 related topic papers were selected into this volume. All the papers were reviewed by 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof. Yuanzhi Wang, from Intelligent Information Technology Application Research Association, Hong Kong. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest. We hope every participant can have a good opportunity to exchange their research ideas and results and to discuss the state of the art in the areas of the education and educational technology.
Categories: Computers

Advances in Computer Science Environment Ecoinformatics and Education Part IV

Advances in Computer Science  Environment  Ecoinformatics  and Education  Part IV

This 5-volume set (CCIS 214-CCIS 218) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education, CSEE 2011, held in Wuhan, China, in July 2011.

Author: Sally Lin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642233388

Category: Computers

Page: 620

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This 5-volume set (CCIS 214-CCIS 218) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education, CSEE 2011, held in Wuhan, China, in July 2011. The 525 revised full papers presented in the five volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information security, intelligent information, neural networks, digital library, algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer networks, computational system, computer vision, computer modelling and simulation, control, databases, data mining, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business, image processing, information systems, knowledge management and knowledge discovering, mulitimedia and its apllication, management and information system, moblie computing, natural computing and computational intelligence, open and innovative education, pattern recognition, parallel and computing, robotics, wireless network, web application, other topics connecting with computer, environment and ecoinformatics, modeling and simulation, environment restoration, environment and energy, information and its influence on environment, computer and ecoinformatics, biotechnology and biofuel, as well as biosensors and bioreactor.
Categories: Computers

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

363A The making of collectivist system in China : A case study of culture and
institution formation . ... 231A Curitiba Transit planning in Curitiba and Bogotá :
Roles in interaction , risk , and change . ... and teachers about communication -
based English instruction : Evaluation of a college EFL curriculum in South Korea
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121649144

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic