Educational Research Journal



A Review of Research in English Language Education in Hong Kong in the Past 25 Years: Reflections and the Way Forward

2009.第24卷第1期(Vol. 24 No. 1).pp. 7–40
 

A Review of Research in English Language Education in Hong Kong in the Past 25 Years: Reflections and the Way Forward

Anita Y. K. POON(潘玉琼)

Abstract

This is a review of research in English language education in Hong Kong in the past 25 years. A total of 108 studies under five themes have been reviewed: (1) English language teaching; (2) English language curriculum, assessment and reform; (3) Students’ perspectives: motivation and attitudes, learning experience and strategies; (4) Teachers’ perspectives: attitudes and values, language awareness, teacher training and qualifications; (5) Learning outcome: language use, English standards and the impact on teaching and learning. Five ongoing debates/controversial issues emerging from these studies have been identified and discussed. There are critiques and recommendations on the current situation and future development of research.

Keywords: research in English language education; research in English language teaching; Hong Kong

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