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Learning and Teaching in the Chinese ClassroomResponding to Individual Needs$
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Shane N. Phillipson and Bick-har Lam

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083428

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083428.001.0001

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The Social Context of Learning

The Social Context of Learning

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Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Shane N. Phillipson

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter places the Chinese classroom within a social context. Using Bronfenbrenner's bioecological systems theory of human development as the theoretical framework, the chapter describes some of the important social and cultural influences on the academic achievement of Chinese children.

Keywords:   Chinese classroom, Bronfenbrenner's bioecological systems theory, social context, student achievement, family expectations, gender, exceptionality, peers, teachers, socio-economic status, educational reforms

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