ERIC Number: EJ739221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Exploring Potential Uses of ICT in Chinese Language Arts Instruction: Eight Teachers' Perspectives
Lin, Janet Mei-Chuen; Lee, Greg C.; Chen, Hsiu-Yen
Computers and Education, v42 n2 p133-148 Feb 2004
Eight experienced Chinese language arts teachers from a typical junior high school in Taiwan participated in this study to discuss the potential uses of information and communications technologies (ICT) in Chinese language arts instruction. After meeting for 12 roundtable sessions and using a web forum as a supplement for exchanging ideas, they proposed a list of instructional activities which they believe could be carried out more effectively with the help of ICT. These activities are presented under three categories: reading comprehension, writing skill development, and other teaching-related tasks. The teachers also emphasized the necessity for establishing a Chinese teachers' web site and they proposed a set of essential features to be included in it. To be able to implement the ICT-infused activities, the teachers made a number of suggestions regarding provision of adequate computing facilities and ICT training courses which they expected from the school administration.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Reading Comprehension, Language Arts, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Junior High Schools, Computer Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan