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The Social Context of Learning

Shane N. Phillipson

in Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083428
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209848 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083428.003.0009
The Social Context of Learning

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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

Chapter.  12056 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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