Innovations in Writing Instruction in China: Metasynthesis of Qualitative Research for the Period 2005–2016

  • Chiew Hong Ng
  • Yin Ling Cheung
Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)


With academic writing now viewed as an important part of English language instruction, research studies have seen an increased emphasis on the question of how innovations in writing instruction impact students’ writing outputs. Using the method of qualitative metasynthesis, this study provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of 60 empirical studies published during the period of 2005–2016 that examine this question. Several constructs pertaining to the domain of innovations in writing instruction from primary, secondary, and higher education have been identified. Based on this research review, we explicate the impetus of, lessons learned from, and future directions of innovations in writing instruction in China.


Writing instruction Metasynthesis 


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  • Chiew Hong Ng
    • 1
  • Yin Ling Cheung
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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