IJIET 2019 Vol.9(10): 715-723 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.10.1292

Writing Instruction in China: Challenges and Efforts

Rongrong Dong, Danling Fu, Xiaodi Zhou, and Buyi Wang

Abstract—This qualitative study examined the current writing instruction in 1-12 level education with the data collected in three Chinese cities. The data from the Interviews of teachers and teacher-educators at different levels and from classroom observations at upper elementary to high schools in three metropolitan cities across China provide insights into 1-12 writing instruction in contemporary China. To further reveal the efforts taken by writing teacher under China’s high-stakes testing culture, this paper also presented a case study of an exemplary 10th grade writing teacher, who took tremendous efforts in nurturing true readers and writers in his classroom under the test-obsessive culture in China.

Index Terms—Literacy education, Writing instruction, teacher education.

Rongrong Dong is with the Southern University of Science and Technology, China (e-mail: dongrr@sustc.edu.cn).
Danling Fu and Buyi Wang are with University of Florida, USA (e-mail: danglingfu@coe.ufl.edu, buyiwang@ufl.edu).
Xiaodi Zhou is with Georgia Southwest State University, USA (e-mail: fugee613@gmail.com).


Cite: Rongrong Dong, Danling Fu, Xiaodi Zhou, and Buyi Wang, "Writing Instruction in China: Challenges and Efforts," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 715-723, 2019.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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