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Volume 3 Number 4, Winter 2006, Pages 1-225   

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Keeping the Ball Rolling: A Curriculum Change in the College English Program at a Chinese Institution

    Han Han

This paper studies a College English curriculum innovation in the College English program at a Northern Chinese institution, called the Rolling Project. The efforts of this curriculum change met with great difficulty and were terminated after two years of implementation. Through the interviews with the instructors and an administrator involved in the Rolling Project, the author reports the problems that set back this innovation. Drawing from those problems, the author highlights three factors that are important for the implementation of educational change: vision-building, collegiality, and implementation as a learning process.