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Implementing Mother-tongue Education in School :
Problems Encountered and Support Needed

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CMI Centre
Support Centre for Teachers Using Chinese as the Medium of Instruction
Department of Curriculum Studies
The University of Hong Kong


1. BACKGROUND OF STUDY
1.1 Medium of Instruction Issues
1.2 Government Policy
1.3 Potential Problems for Teachers Switching to Mother Tongue Instruction
2. PURPOSE OF STUDY
2.1 Research Questions
3. METHOD AND PROCEDURE
3.1 Data Collection Strategy
3.2 Questionnaire Design
4. ANALYSIS AND RESULT
4.1 The Sample
4.2 Problems Encountered by Teachers Switching to Chinese-Medium Instruction
4.2.1 Textbooks and other instructional materials
4.2.2 Planning and classroom instruction
4.3 Perception of Problems by Teachers with Different Background
4.3.1 Teachers from CMI schools versus teachers from EMI schools
4.3.2 Teachers attended CMI training programs versus teachers who have not 20
4.3.3 Teachers who used more English versus teachers who used less
4.4 Perception of Problems by Teachers of Schools with Different Readiness to the Change 2
4.5 Problems Encountered by Schools Switching to Chinese-Medium Instruction
4.6 Schools' Action and Resource in Dealing with the Change
4.6.1 Measures for Facilitating the Transition to CMI in 1998
4.6.2 Resource and measures for enhancing English language teaching and learning 30
4.7 Schools' Tentative Choice of MOI for Senior Secondary Classes Three Years from Now 31
4.8 Perspectives on Issues Critical to CMI Implementation 35
4.9 Suggested Services of CMI Support Centre
4.9.1 Suggestions on themes and content for workshops, seminars or lectures
4.9.2 Suggestions on service via Internet
4.9.3 Suggestions on service and content of the Centre's library 40
5. RECOMMENDATIONS
6. REFERENCES
7. APPENDIX

Amy B. M. TSUI

Shek Kam TSE

Mark S. K. SHUM

Wing Wah KI

Chi Kin WONG

Wai Leung KWONG