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Zhang, Dianyu – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to assess the status of institutional stakeholders' perceptions and application of shared governance on an American higher education campus and a counterpart in China and determine if there were differences among the groups of stakeholders both within and between the institutions. A 2-inventory…
Descriptors: Governance, Comparative Education, Stakeholders, Administrator Attitudes
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Blown, Eric J.; Bryce, Tom G. K. – Research in Science Education, 2017
The research reported here investigated the everyday and scientific repertoires of children involved in semi-structured, Piagetian interviews carried out to check their understanding of dynamic astronomical concepts like daytime and night-time. It focused on the switching taking place between embedded and disembedded thinking; on the imagery which…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Semi Structured Interviews
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Yan, Shunqin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Aim: This thesis discusses the relationship between college students' boredom tendency and attribution style as well as achievement motivation. Method: The author uses scale assessment on college students of boredom tendency scale, the inner-control scale, internality-powerful others scale and chance scale draw up by Leveson, as well as…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Students, Scores, Psychological Patterns
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Hu, Guoqing; Baker, Susan P.; Baker, Timothy D. – Journal of Rural Health, 2010
Context: Urban-rural disparity is an important issue for injury control in China. Details of the urban-rural disparities in fatal injuries have not been analyzed. Purpose: To target key injury causes that most contribute to the urban-rural disparity, we decomposed total urban-rural differences in 2006 injury mortality by gender, age, and cause.…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Transportation, Injuries, Mortality Rate
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Baoyan, Yang; Minggang, Wan – Chinese Education & Society, 2015
This paper uses survey data from educational tracking upon graduation from middle schools in Q County, Gansu Province, and explores the mechanism in which the level of father's education and economic capital affect academic performance. The study finds that the academic performance of male students is significantly higher than that of female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Fathers, Parent Background
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Subramaniam, Ganakumaran – International Education Studies, 2008
Researchers have theorized that cultural emphasis on education plays a major role in explaining Asian students' achievement. While Asian parents often view education as the main vehicle for upward social mobility, the social and cultural make-up of Asian societies and the context within which education is conducted in Asia often clash with the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Asian Culture, Social Influences, Barriers