Study on the Role Change of English Teacher in the Context of Reforms in English Teaching
- 10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.43How to use a DOI?
- college English, College Entrance Examination, teaching reform, change of teacher’s role
The aim of this paper is to investigate the possible effects of reforms in College Entrance Examination and college-level English education on teachers’ position and development. We examine the history of English teaching reforms in recent 36 years in major cities and regions, its driving forces and traditional role of English teachers. The results we obtain prove that reforms in English is closely related to the economic demand of the society and political concerns. While English is still regarded as a critical skill, its position as a key subject in the whole education system has been weakening. The result suggests that English teachers should regard specialty English teacher and communicator of advanced foreign culture and brilliant traditional culture as a better direction of career transformation. However, the necessity and reasonableness of such reforms is still to be further studied.
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TY - CONF AU - Xingying He PY - 2015/12 DA - 2015/12 TI - Study on the Role Change of English Teacher in the Context of Reforms in English Teaching BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 171 EP - 174 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.43 DO - 10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.43 ID - He2015/12 ER -