1. Teachers' perceptions: why are the stories introduced?
aim of primary education in China
evoke pupils' interests
cater for pupils' characteristics
5. Difficulties in teaching "Story Time"
pressure at work
students' willingness to participate
2. Functions of "Story Time"
contribute to learning
knowledge of a specific unit/topic
contribute to teaching
a medium for teacher-parent communication
4. The Use of "Story Time"
3. Teacher's attitudes toward "Story Time"