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Adventures in pedagogy : the trials and tribulations of teaching common law in China

Blay, Sam , Young, Angus, & Li, Grace (2005) Adventures in pedagogy : the trials and tribulations of teaching common law in China. Legal Education Review, 15(1), pp. 137-158.

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Abstract

China is now seen as arguably, the next economic giant of the 21st century. From a country closed in the past to the external world, the Chinese market now presents as one of the most lucrative in the world economy. One area that has drawn increasing international interest is education - it has been estimated that by 2020 there will be 25 million excess demands for higher education places that the Chinese tertiary educational system cannot meet. Many overseas institutions have developed programs to cater for this immense potential market. In 2000 the Law Faculty of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)introduced a new postgraduate program specifically targeting the Chinese market. This paper is a brief assessment of the program - it examines general issues in the pedagogical delivery of programs in LOTE (Language Other Than English) and the use of 'proxies' in the delivery of LOTE programs. The paper concludes that while the UTS program demonstrates that it is feasible to use proxy lecturers or interpreters in the delivery of programs in LOTE, the exercise entails significant problems that can undermine the integrity of such programs.

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ID Code: 32307
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: China, Education, Legal education, Cross - cultural education , Teaching methodology
ISSN: 1033-2839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 20 May 2010 13:02
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:34

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