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Liu, Dianping; Xue, Sijia; Hu, Rong – English Language Teaching, 2019
The internationalization of education brings different challenges to local education of different communities. Traditional EFL education in Chinese universities may also encounter such challenges. Against this background, this study investigates the challenges and solutions for college EFL education in ethnic minority regions of China. A narrative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Lucas, Kyle J. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Qualitative research offers the potential to inform an ongoing issue concerning why international students struggle with critical thinking. This article approaches the issue by examining how international graduate students understand critical thinking as well as the challenges they have faced with critical thinking. The study used a narrative-case…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Asians, Cultural Differences
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Gao, Ying; Schunn, Christian Dieter D.; Yu, Qiuying – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Despite the wide use of peer assessment, questions about the helpfulness of peer feedback are frequently raised. In particular, it is unknown whether, how and to what extent peer feedback can help solve problems in initial texts in complex writing tasks. We investigated this research gap by focusing on the case of writing literature reviews in an…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition)
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Birkeland, Åsta – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Regulation of time is an important structuring tool of everyday practices in kindergarten. Despite the fundamental importance, investigation of temporal patterns have been underestimated in early childhood education research. The purpose of this article is to illuminate how ideas of childhood and children's cultural formation are embedded in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational History, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Danping – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This article deals with the reality and complexity of emergent translanguaging in foreign language classrooms. The influx of international learners of Chinese has resulted in linguistically diverse classrooms, posing huge challenges to the monolingual teaching approach that prevails in most Chinese language classrooms. This paper explores what…
Descriptors: Chinese, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Language Usage
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Jiang, Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; May, Stephen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This paper reports on a classroom-based investigation into a tertiary English-medium instruction (EMI) programme in China, with a focus on subject teachers' perceptions and practices in EMI and students' motivation and needs in English learning. Given a lacuna in existing EMI research, it examined how EMI instruction was delivered by subject…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wei, Hang; Boland, Julie E.; Cai, Zhenguang G.; Yuan, Fang; Wang, Min – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
We report 2 self-paced reading experiments investigating the longevity of structural priming effects in comprehending reduced relative clauses among adult Chinese-speaking learners of English. Experiment 1 showed that structural priming occurred both when prime and target sentences were immediately adjacent and when they were separated by 1 or 2…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Priming, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure
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Cabanda, Exequiel; Tan, Ee Siong; Chou, Meng-Hsuan – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Studies of regionalism -- intra and comparative regionalism -- have often used the European experience to explain the emergence and evolution of regionalisms in other parts of the world. This tendency in approaching the European experience as explanatory has permeated sector-specific developments. In this article, we consider the developments in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Institutional Cooperation, Educational Cooperation
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Yalun, An; Du, Chenguang – International Education Studies, 2019
China has a long history of education and its educational administration system can be traced back to more than 2,000 years ago. This article focuses on the development of the educational administration system in China through a series of laws, regulations and policies, arguing that China's current educational administration system-the State…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Laws
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Zhang, Yabo; Qian, Aiping; Pi, Zhongling; Yang, Jiumin – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Massive open online courses are one of the most prominent trends in higher education in recent years. Instructional videos play a significant role in the massive open online courses platform. This study tested the impact of sending danmaku related to video content versus sending danmaku not related to video content versus not sending danmaku in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement
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Fu, Mingchen; Zhang, Li-Fang – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
The article describes the development and validation of the Career Personality Styles Inventory (CPSI). The CPSI comprehensively assesses Holland's career personality styles with only 22 items. Based on a series of 3 studies, we found satisfactory internal consistency, factor structure, and criterion validities of the newly constructed CPSI.
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Vocational Interests, Interest Inventories, Test Reliability
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Pawan, Faridah; Pu, Hong – TESL-EJ, 2019
Much research shows that regardless of where teachers are trained, there is the disjuncture between training and practice. As a result, teachers reject new approaches because they are not aligned to contexts in which they eventually find themselves. This research, however, shines a light on the efforts of Chinese English language teachers in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Han, Xiao – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Bourdieu's concept of field offers an alternative explanation for the inevitable gap between policy initiative and implementation. While the existing literature mostly concentrated on the dichotomy of macro- and micro-politics in enacting education policies, the missing attention to meso-level, local governments as policy interpreters and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, International Education
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Phuntsog, Nawang – Intercultural Education, 2019
Since the introduction of the Chinese colonial education system into Tibet in the 1960s, the Tibetan language has been caught in the crossfire. Because of Tibetan language's perceived strong relationship with national identity and its alleged separatist implications, the Chinese leadership has always maintained an uneasy and sceptical outlook on…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Foreign Countries, Sino Tibetan Languages, Self Concept
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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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