Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English Literacy in China

  • Jiening Ruan
  • Cynthia B. Leung

Part of the Multilingual Education book series (MULT, volume 3)

About this book


This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on English literacy in China, while the other volume is on Chinese literacy. In modern day China, English has enjoyed an increasingly important status in education, but not without challenges. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in English literacy practices and literacy instruction in China from the first English school in the 19th century to recent curriculum reform efforts to modernize English instruction from basic education through higher education. Together, the essays address a wide array of topics, including early childhood English education, uses of information technology to teach English, and teaching English to Chinese minority students. This work is essential reading for those who want to expand their understanding of English literacy education in China.


Chinese Primary School EFL Curriculum Reform Chinese high school EFL curriculum English Language Teaching in Higher Education in China Social Ideologies and the English Curriculum in China TESOL / ESOL

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiening Ruan
    • 1
  • Cynthia B. Leung
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Education, Dept. of Inst. L'ship & Ac. CurriculumUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2., College of EducationUniversity of South FloridaSt. PetersburgUSA

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