From outside in: from inside out: student's expectations and perceptions of culturally different teaching styles

Young, Kathryn and Wong, Ruth M. H. (2009) From outside in: from inside out: student's expectations and perceptions of culturally different teaching styles. Asian EFL Journal, 40: Te. pp. 28-51. ISSN 1738-1460

Abstract

Significant curriculum reform has been undertaken in Hong Kong for over a decade. There has been substantial education initiatives designed to enhance Hong Kong students’ English proficiency. The most prominent initiative has been the introduction of the Native English Teacher (NET) Scheme. However the effectiveness of the collaboration between local English teachers (LET) and NETs has not been critically investigated with respect to student expectations and perceptions of their teacher’s culturally developed teaching styles and how these perceptions impact on classroom learning expectations and behaviour. This paper seeks to engage in a critical analysis of the pedagogy used by LETs and NETs in a local Hong Kong primary school setting. In this paper, it is intended that light will be shed on the implications of the pedagogy and cultural factors relating to primary school students’ perceptions of those factors that support effective English learning in |Hong Kong ESL classrooms.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to paper currently restricted pending permisison from publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Kathryn Young
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2010 07:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hong Kong ESL student expectations, Hong Kong education reform, communities of practice, socialisation onto teaching and learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200202 Asian Cultural Studies
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6573

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