The extracurriculum in an input-poor environment

Winch, Stacey & Adamson, Bob (2004) The extracurriculum in an input-poor environment. Curriculum Perspectives, 24(3), pp. 34-42.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the experiences of an extracurricular program in English language learning (ELL) that was implemented in an institute of technology in the hinterland of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Following the guidelines set out in an impact study of the reform of curriculum change in Hong Kong (Adamson & Morris, 2000), this study takes account of the context of the particular socio-cultural and political environment in which the research program takes place. Three distinct phases emerged in the career of the extracurricular program - the establishment of the program; successful implementation; and the decline. The study identifies three key factors that shaped these phases: teacher motivation; student motivation and its various influences; and available resources (including collegial and administrative support). The findings suggest that of the key factors impacting on the ELL extracurriculum, student motivation was the most influential.

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ID Code: 23184
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: English in China, Curriculum, language learning, extracurricular, input
ISSN: 0159-7868
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of International and Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Please consult author(s).
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:43
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 01:59

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