1997．第12卷第1期（Vol. 12 No. 1）．pp. 111116
The research aims to probe Chinese language teachers' opinions on the study and use of simplified characters by students in Hong Kong in order to provide a reference to the promotion of adopting simplified characters in teaching. The result shows that most teachers feel that simplified characters should he taught in senior forms of secondary schools and only 40% of the teachers feel that they may even be adopted in lower forms. Around 30% of teachers allow their students to use common simplified characters in daily exercise in lower forms whereas most teachers allow it in senior forms. Similarly, over 80% of teachers allow their senior form students use simplified characters in examination but only 30% allow lower form students to do so.