[lg policy] China's drive to teach English stalls in the west

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 3 13:16:43 UTC 2011

Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

The Guardian

China's drive to teach English stalls in the west

In western provinces such as Gansu, this strategy has led to a crisis
in the supply and quality of teachers. Early attempts at recruiting
unqualified or partly qualified teachers to fill the initial teacher
shortage have led to new problems. This first generation of teachers
is now blocking opportunities for better-trained young graduates who
cannot find jobs in state schools.

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