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Medium of instruction in Hong Kong universities: the mis-match between espoused theory and theory in use

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Li, N and Leung, DYP and Kember, D, Medium of instruction in Hong Kong universities: the mis-match between espoused theory and theory in use, Higher Education Policy, 14, (4) pp. 293-312. ISSN 0952-8733 (2001) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This analysis, based on open interviews, focuses on the language of instruction, with full time students in Hong Kong universities. A mis-match was apparent between espoused theory or policy and theory in use, or practice, with respect to English as the medium of instruction, English as a second language and improvement of English standard at university. Student comments suggested that the discrepancies between policy and practice led to declining standards due to the lack of opportunities for practice. Bringing policy in line with practice, is recommended either by adopting first language instruction or by creating zones or occasions where it is expected that English will be used.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:129990
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-01-03
Last Modified:2019-01-03
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