This fascinating monograph explores the nature of the implemented English language curriculum in China, focussing, in particular, on the pedagogy of secondary school teachers. There follows an insightful analysis into how such teachers, in different situations and with different backgrounds and motivations, make decisions about what and how they teach, and the extent to which they adapt the promoted methods in the their individual teaching environments. The authors then use their findings to propose an innovative andÂ coherent framework, which has far-reaching consequences for pedagogy in China and across the world.
Xin-min Zheng is Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, People's Republic of China.
Chris Davison is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.
Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, a chief education advisor to President Obama, Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, and Founding Director of the School Redesign Network at Stanford.