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ERIC Number: ED559949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3033-3004-9
Chinese English Language Teachers, Inner Circle Specialists, and Professional Development: Changes and Challenges within a Chinese Culture of Learning
Torres, Cindy L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University
This study explores the perceived effectiveness of an Inner Circle created ELT professional development program implemented in China. The study begins with a review of historical literature of ELT in China (highlighting changes and challenges in educational reforms), moves into a discussion of the program and curriculum, and ends with a merged mixed methods study of data collected during the 2012 Program (which reveal participants' perceptions of the program). Primary data includes results from diagnostic assessments, surveys, interviews, field notes and observational accounts. Findings suggest that the program did impact participants in line with program objectives. The study also reveal that changes are occurring in ELT practice in China, which combines traditional and innovative methods, which may be the most appropriate method within the Chinese culture of learning. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China