Journal of Basic Education


2004.第13卷第2期(Vol. 13 No. 2).pp. 1–22


An Introduction to a Chinese Reading Strategy Instruction Program in Hong Kong

劉潔玲(Dinky Kit-Ling LAU)




This paper discusses the problems of traditional Chinese reading instruction and introduces a new reading instructional approach — cognitive strategy instruction. The experience of implementing a Chinese reading strategy instruction program in Hong Kong is described. The program's theoretical basis, instructional design, and teaching effectiveness are explored to provide a practical introduction to a strategy instruction to Hong Kong's educational practitioners. The possibility and directions of integrating strategy instruction into the new Chinese language curriculum are also discussed.