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Shen, Qi; Gao, Xuesong – Language Policy, 2019
In this opening commentary, we draw on Ruiz's (NABE J 8:15-34, 1984) metaphorical representations of language to outline the ideological and implementational spaces for language policy making in Greater China. In particular, we highlight how the 'resource' orientation allows different stakeholders to negotiate the development of language policies…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Language Planning
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Zhang, Jing; Pérez-Milans, Miguel – Language Policy, 2019
This article examines the case of minority language education in China, an area of enquiry that has received increasing attention as new studies report on how the lack of institutional recognition that minority languages receive erodes ethnic minority identities and disempowers social actors living in minority areas. Drawing on Williams' (Marxism…
Descriptors: Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Minorities, Ethnic Groups, Self Concept
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Choy, Yujuan; Alon, Zer – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2019
Chinese international students make up the largest number of international students in the United States. They face many stressors that may impact their mental health, such as language barriers, social isolation, academic and financial pressures, and acculturation stress. Yet, there is limited guidance on case conceptualization and treatment…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Outcomes of Treatment, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Xu, Hao – Language Policy, 2019
This article reports on a multiple-case study that investigates the impact of the promotion of Putonghua on individuals' social interactions and language identities in multilingual minority regions in China. Drawing on the theory of linguistic market, the study focuses on what mediates individuals' access to the linguistic market. The 24…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Language Minorities, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Han, Yawen; De Costa, Peter I.; Cui, Yaqiong – Language Policy, 2019
Building on recent calls to examine the material realities of people's lives, our paper explores how developments in ecological approaches to second language acquisition (SLA) and recent SLA identity work can help advance the language policy and planning (LPP) research agenda. To this end, we draw on (1) the multi-level transdisciplinary framework…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Second Language Learning
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Yang, Shuiqing; Zhou, Shasha; Cheng, Xiaoying – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Retaining learners and facilitating their continuance are critical for the mobile learning providers and educators. Drawing on stimulus-organism-response framework and self-determination theory, this study examines factors that affect college students' mobile learning continuance by considering the self-determination needs and learning…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, College Students, Electronic Learning
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Zheng, Yongyan; Guo, Xiaoyan – Language Policy, 2019
This paper reports on a qualitative inquiry into Chinese multilingual scholars' language practices in academic publishing as the Chinese government develops higher education competitiveness and expands multilingual foreign language education. Fifteen Chinese multilingual scholars from five non-English language divisions were interviewed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Scholarship, Writing for Publication
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Liu, Ye – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This study extends Boudon's positional theory to understand how students from different social origins make choices about university and how they interpret risks during the choice-making process in contemporary China. I draw upon empirical evidence from 71 in-depth semi-structured interviews with undergraduates from different social backgrounds…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Location, Working Class
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Lu, Ying; Jover, Gonzalo – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
The historical debate between a liberal orientation of university education and a university education with a more practical orientation has been reproduced by defenders and detractors of the course that is being adopted by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Instead of resorting to a dichotomous view of these two arguments, this article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Confucianism, World Views, Universities
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Zhao, Xinjian; Li, Li; Liu, Mingfei; Liu, Jie – Higher Education Studies, 2019
As e-commerce continues to develop, many colleges and universities have reformed their talent training accordingly. In particular, Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University has conducted continuous and in-depth exploration of the training mode established for e-commerce professionals. By interviewing previous graduates and tracing their career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
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Lei, Jianghua; Gong, Huina; Chen, Liang – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: The study was designed primarily to determine if the use of hearing aids (HAs) in individuals with hearing impairment in China would affect their speechreading performance. Method: Sixty-seven young adults with hearing impairment with HAs and 78 young adults with hearing impairment without HAs completed newly developed Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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Wang, Yang; Zheng, Yuebo – TESOL Journal, 2019
In this study, college English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in mainland China for the first time explored their reading process through collaborative retrospective miscue analysis (CRMA). In pairs, they interviewed each other about reading interests, beliefs, and strategies; read aloud and retold texts to each other; marked each other's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Bae, Han Suk; Yin, Li; Joshi, R. Malatesha – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to explore cross-cultural differences among teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) on the basic language constructs and the impacts on their perceived teaching ability in English-reading instruction. Chinese EFL (n = 73) and Korean EFL (n = 39) teachers were administered the Reading Teacher Knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Cultural Differences
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Mahmut, Dilmurat – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
As a secularist state, China has always been highly sensitive about religious traditions, particularly Islam. During the late 1990s and especially after the 9/11 terrorist events, the government rhetoric has been to equate the Islamic knowledge and identity with violent ethnic separatism, and more recently extremism and terrorism (Roberts, 2016,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Muslims, Islam
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Pun, Ngai; Koo, Anita – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Situating in the different social, political and cultural contexts of schooling in China, which is more embedded in mixed neoliberal value, authoritarian state control and collective morality, we use a somewhat different theoretical angle to understand the process of 'learning to labour' and the reproduction of working class at school and at work.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational High Schools, High School Students, Working Class
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