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Heng, Tang T. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Mainland Chinese students form the largest international tertiary student population in the USA, yet most discourse around them tends to adopt a deficit perspective. Adopting a hybridized sociocultural framework, this qualitative study follows 18 Chinese undergraduates over one year to examine how challenges they face are influenced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Social Bias, Undergraduate Students
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Hou, Junping; Loerts, Hanneke; Verspoor, Marjolijn H. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The use of 'chunks' is not only a common and characteristic feature of first language use, but may also be a distinguishing factor between less and more proficient second language users. The present study aimed at investigating potential correlations between chunk use and holistically rated proficiency scores and development over time in advanced…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Xia, Jiangang; Gao, Xingyuan; Shen, Jianping – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
This study examined and compared school autonomy in China and the United States. Based on the international PISA 2012 school data, the authors examined three aspects of school autonomy. We found that in comparison with the United States, (1) principals from China were less likely to have responsibility over eleven school decisions (hiring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Institutional Autonomy
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Jin, Yinxing; de Bot, Kees; Keijzer, Merel – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Adopting a longitudinal design, this study investigates the effects of foreign language anxiety on foreign language proficiency over time within English and Japanese learning contexts. It also explores the stability of anxiety in English and Japanese over time and the stability of anxiety across English and Japanese. Chinese university students (N…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Language Proficiency, Japanese, Longitudinal Studies
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Liu, Qiang; Turner, David – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This article reviews the history of international mobility of students from China to other countries over the century and a half from 1870 to the present day. Different motivations, goals, courses, and knowledge are considered, together with how the purposes of individuals have matched national policy. Implications for the future development in a…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Self Concept, Nationalism
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Bickenbach, Frank; Liu, Wan-Hsin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Over the past decade the scale of higher education in China has expanded substantially. Regional development policies have attempted to make use of scale expansion as a tool to reduce inequality of higher education among regions with different development levels by providing poor regions with preferential treatment and support. This paper analyzes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Equal Education, Economic Development
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Li, Qi – English Language Teaching, 2017
This article reports on a case study that investigated changes in the motivation of Chinese ESL learners over a three month period of residence in an English-speaking environment. The participants consisted of 11 Chinese ESL learners, who were tertiary students and taking general or academic English courses in New Zealand. They took part in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Vyas, Lina; Yu, Baohua – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Over the past few decades, Mainland China has witnessed a massive outflow of students to higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In the context of an up-surge in Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, this research aims to explore (1) why Mainland Chinese students choose to study in Hong Kong over other higher education systems, (2)…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Gu, Jianxiu; Levin, John S.; Luo, Yingzi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This investigation focuses on Chinese doctoral students' career expectations, and examines how the students' career expectations changed over time under the influence of doctoral training based on survey data of 1467 doctoral students from 8 Chinese universities. Doctoral students' evaluations of doctoral training were identified. The examination…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Career Development, Student Attitudes
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Koh, Aaron – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
The implementation of moral and national education (MNE) in Hong Kong came to a stand-still when in 2012 anti-MNE student protests triumphantly saw it being shelved. Many perceived MNE as indoctrination and politically motivated by the leadership. Five years have gone by since the demise of the MNE. Ostensibly, the struggle for hegemonic control…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Power Structure, Citizenship Education, News Reporting
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Chen, Qiuxian; Liu, Yuan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Informed by emergent learning theories and multiple evidenced benefits, cooperative learning has developed into a widely accepted organization mode of class in the Western context. For the same reason, cooperative learning is transferred, during the past decade, into classrooms of Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) contexts. Concerns, however, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Confucianism, Academic Achievement
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Sun, James Jian-Min; Hu, Ping; Ng, Sik Hung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
When China liberalised its economy and opened up to the (Western) world, it actively promoted the English language at schools and universities on a massive scale. This learn-English movement, riding on the back of English as the dominant international language, has powered English into China's education reforms. We outline the movement and discuss…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Van Horn, Jordan – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2017
This case study analyzed data from an asynchronous written mediated exchange between a native speaker and nonnative speaker of English. Three methods of analysis-error analysis, propositional complexity (idea units), and qualitative analysis were used to analyze learner performance over time. The results from these methods were visualized and…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Case Studies, Applied Linguistics, Error Analysis (Language)
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Blumenthal, Peggy; Lim, Sonny – New Directions for Student Services, 2017
This chapter provides data and analysis of challenges and opportunities that students from China and U.S. host campuses present to each other as Chinese enrollments have expanded rapidly over the past decade. The creative responses of host campuses and communities offer some models for student service professionals to consider, and campuses also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expectation, Barriers, Study Abroad
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Di, Xu – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
This article analyzes Xueji (Chinese characters omitted) and discusses some of the myths and facts in Western perceptions of Chinese educational practice. It also looks at the similarities and contrasts between Eastern and Western conceptions of teaching and learning. A careful study of Xueji (Chinese characters omitted) will help in understanding…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Western Civilization, Non Western Civilization, Asian Culture
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