Change and Conflict: Introduction of the Communicative Approach in China

@inproceedings{Penner1995ChangeAC,
  title={Change and Conflict: Introduction of the Communicative Approach in China},
  author={Janice Penner},
  year={1995}
}
Chinese resistance to the Communicative Language Teaching approach is often dismissed as the classic traditional versus modern approach debate. "The Chinese will soon change." However, because this is an example of cross-cultural exportation of educational innovations, there are many conflicts that must be resolved. This article examines how the beliefs, pedagogy, and structures that have developed in the Chinese English language classroom culture restrict pedagogical change advocated by… CONTINUE READING

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