Katharine Carruthers explains the real story behind the rise in Chinese study (published in SECED 18th June 2015)

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We often read about the rise and rise of Chinese teaching in our schools, but what is the real story behind the up-take figures?

In her article published in this week’s SecEd magazine, Katharine Carruthers explains.

At the UCL Institute of Education, we are committed to building a national infrastructure to enable the teaching of Chinese in schools with the ultimate aim of giving every child who wants to do so the opportunity to learn the language.

To support this, we have focused on removing the barriers to the subject’s growth by concentrating on the development of appropriate teaching materials, assessment and, of course, teacher training pathways

The annual discussion of exam numbers for Chinese remains rather superficial, unless the wider picture is better understood.

Read the full article at: SecEd online