The study was designed to prioritize a
plethora of factors that may affect or impede the success of implementing a
MICE professional English program as an educational innovation at a tertiary
context in Taiwan. Through the utilization of modified Delphi method and
analytic hierarchy analysis (AHP), priorities were generated in a comprehensive
format pertaining to the top five factors critical to successful implementation
of the intended program. The study offers practical implementations by pointing
to the importance of detecting highly prioritized factors. It was recommended
that the intended group of implementers reduce the hindering factors and
maximize the supportive ones for all engaged in the implementation process. The
method introduced will help future researchers understand how ESP programs can
be implemented effectively in other settings to achieve maximum impact. Several
practical and research implications were discussed.
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Tang, H. , Chang, K. and Yin, M. (2014) Prioritizing Factors Affecting the Implementation of a MICE Professional English Program. Open Journal of Social Sciences
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