China s English

China s English

We all love our commune . ( Series Two , Book 2 : 15 ) A recurring theme , which appears in the above passage , is the connection between work and school . The pupils in the passages work in a factory or on the school farm , or help ...

Author: Bob Adamson

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622096638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This book traces the history of English education in the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to the present day. It uses the junior secondary school curriculum as the means to examine how English curriculum developers and textbook writers have confronted the shifting ambiguities and dilemmas over five distinct historical periods. The study of the processes of curriculum development and the products such as syllabi and textbooks offers insights into the construction of an ‘official’ English, as well as what was considered as acceptable content in English. This book addresses fundamental and significant questions concerning the English promoted in China, namely its characteristics; its changes over time and explanations for such changes; and the kind of content that has been viewed as appropriate for textbooks. To investigate these issues, the analysis draws on qualitative and quantitative data, such as interviews with principal stakeholders and analysis of the syllabus and recommended textbooks. Specifically, it looks at the choice and organization of linguistic components, and the orientation and messages of the curriculum. “Language education in China during the second half of the twentieth century might arguably be called the world’s largest language engineering project. In this comprehensive study, Dr Adamson examines a part of that project by charting the twists and turns of English language education from the pre-revolutionary period to the present. He successfully illustrates how tensions in China’s massive educational system are negotiated from center to periphery, how textbook writers adapt to the socio-political mandates of their time to construct formal school curricula. Adamson also raises significant questions regarding the contradictions inherent in Chinese globalization.” —Heidi Ross, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, School of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington “Bob Adamson has provided in this book one of the first detailed studies published in English of the history of a school subject in the PRC. The study provides fascinating insights into the changing nature of the English curriculum, the shifting socio-political context of the PRC and their complex inter-relationships.” —Paul Morris, President, The Hong Kong Institute of Education “The learning of English is a crucial aspect of China’s opening up to the world and increasingly prominent global role. This welcome volume provides an in-depth historical perspective on this important subject, including the recent periods of modernization (1978–1993) and globalization (1993 to the present). It should be compelling reading for all those involved with contemporary China across a wide spectrum of areas.” —Ruth Hayhoe, University of Toronto; President Emerita, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Unorthodox London Series II Second edition

Unorthodox London     Series II  Second edition

She bade us , from what we knew of the Commune in Paris , picture the horrors of a Commune in England — a Commune in London ! The everlasting truths of that Book taught them what to be ashamed of - taught us of the upper classes as well ...

Author: Charles Maurice DAVIES


ISBN: BL:A0022991452


Page: 381

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Leaving New Buffalo Commune

Leaving New Buffalo Commune

2. New Buffalo ( N.M .: Commune ) 3. Communes — New Mexico . 4. Counterculture — New Mexico . I. Title . II . Series . HQ971.5.N7K65 2006 307.77'409789 — dc22 2006014979 Book design : Robyn Mundy Cover photo : Sandra Kopecky Jacket ...

Author: Arthur Kopecky

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826340547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

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This is the second book based on the author's journals about life at one of the most famous communes of the "back to the land" era.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Constitutionalism the Changing World

Constitutionalism   the Changing World

For example, it is said to be "encontre la commune ley" for a subject to inflict the death penalty on a criminal.2 Later, in the reign of Richard II, the Commons complain of royal ... 2 Year Book, 20 and 21 Edw. I (Rolls Series), p. 99.

Author: Charles Howard McIlwain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521077767

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 312

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Categories: Constitutional history

Communes and the Venezuelan State

Communes and the Venezuelan State

As I explore this question, I will also answer a series of related questions regarding the significance of popular ... with council and commune organizers, participants, and representatives, two Venezuelan authors of books on communes ...

Author: Anderson Bean

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793640857

Category: Communal living

Page: 188

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In Communes and the Venezuelan State: The Struggle for Participatory Democracy in a Time of Crisis, Anderson Bean examines the communal movement in Venezuela, its origins, contradictory relationship to the state, and the challenges it faces amid Venezuela's largest economic and political crisis.
Categories: Communal living

Two Hundred Years of American Communes

Two Hundred Years of American Communes

Religious books only were read, and hardly any secular literature reached the commune. Only the school, which had been established in the first year of the settlement in 1846, was a cultural oasis. The teaching language was English, ...

Author: Yaacov Oved

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351317863

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Two Hundred Years of American Communes

Two Hundred Years of American Communes

2. The structure and content of Voyage to /curia is typical of most utopian novels : a journey to a remote place and an ... Most of the book is devoted to realistic descriptions of the communitarian way of life in all its aspects ...

Author: Iaácov Oved

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412840554

Category: History

Page: 516

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The United States is the only modern nation in which communes have continuously existed for the past two hundred years. This definitive history of communes in America examines the major factors that have supported the existence and growth of communes throughout American history. The most impressive survey of the communal experience since the works of Noyes and Nordhoff, it is informed by a deep respect for the human subjects and organizational forms of American communes. The findings in the analytical chapters are of considerably theoretical import beyond the historical narrative. Oved details the founding, growth, development, and sometimes failure of alternative societies from 1735 to 1939: Icaria, Ephrata, Oneida, Shaker, religious, secular, and socialist communes. Extensive reference material cited will assure this work a special place in the archives of the literature on communes.
Categories: History

Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress


ISBN: STANFORD:36105211446716

Category: Subject catalogs


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Categories: Subject catalogs

Select Essays in Anglo American Legal History The development of teutonic law

Select Essays in Anglo American Legal History  The development of teutonic law

The Coutumier of the Commune of Oleron 1 shows that there was a Court administering the law maritime not only in ... of the customs of Oleron is given in the appendix to the Black Book of the Admiralty , Rolls Series , vol . ii . pp .

Author: John Henry Wigmore


ISBN: HARVARD:32044032351587

Category: Law


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Categories: Law

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

MACMILLAN'S MAGAZINE for JULY of the New SERIES . Edited by J. A. FROUDE , M.A. CONTENTS ... The English Working Classes and the Paris Commune . ... By II . BRISCOE . THE PICCADILLY PAPERS , Paris and the Commune . Books of Travel .



ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000025960

Category: Art


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Categories: Art