Learner autonomy, teacher authority and confucianism in language education: A Chinese perspective

Jinjin Lu, Si Fan

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    Abstract

    Learner autonomy is currently being stressed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China to improve students' independent learning capability in language education. On the one hand, the MOE required. fostering Chinese students' ability in order to develop their autonomous learning capability. On the other hand, the MOE issued the document based on Eastern research instead of considering the Chinese context; thus, there are possible conflictions and challenges occurring in the current Chinese educational system. This chapter introduces the framework of the Chinese educational system and then moves to review the development of learner autonomy in the west and in China. Furthermore, it discusses the significant influence of teacher authority and confucian heritage. Lastly, suggestions relating to bridging the gap between top universities and regular universities regarding adopting self-access learning centers are provided from a Chinese perspective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLinguistics and language education in new horizons
    Subtitle of host publicationThe link between theory, research and pedagogy
    EditorsQuynh Le Quynh Le, Si Fan, Quynh Le
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherNova Science Publishers
    Chapter27
    Pages333-346
    Number of pages14
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781634828437
    ISBN (Print)9781634828000
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Lu, J., & Fan, S. (2015). Learner autonomy, teacher authority and confucianism in language education: A Chinese perspective. In Q. L. Q. Le, S. Fan, & Q. Le (Eds.), Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy (1st ed., pp. 333-346). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
    Lu, Jinjin ; Fan, Si. / Learner autonomy, teacher authority and confucianism in language education : A Chinese perspective. Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy. editor / Quynh Le Quynh Le ; Si Fan ; Quynh Le. 1st. ed. United States : Nova Science Publishers, 2015. pp. 333-346
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    Lu, J & Fan, S 2015, Learner autonomy, teacher authority and confucianism in language education: A Chinese perspective. in QLQ Le, S Fan & Q Le (eds), Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy. 1st edn, Nova Science Publishers, United States, pp. 333-346.

    Learner autonomy, teacher authority and confucianism in language education : A Chinese perspective. / Lu, Jinjin; Fan, Si.

    Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy. ed. / Quynh Le Quynh Le; Si Fan; Quynh Le. 1st. ed. United States : Nova Science Publishers, 2015. p. 333-346.

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    Lu J, Fan S. Learner autonomy, teacher authority and confucianism in language education: A Chinese perspective. In Le QLQ, Fan S, Le Q, editors, Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy. 1st ed. United States: Nova Science Publishers. 2015. p. 333-346