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Wang, Zhaozhe – L2 Journal, 2019
L2 writers likely perceive "good academic writing" as impersonal (Hyland, 2002; Shen, 1989; Tang & John, 1999). Yet research has shown that every linguistic and rhetorical choice that a writer makes--including, the presence/absence and different forms of self-mention--potentially reveals the writer's authorial identity (Ivanic,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Academic Language, Persuasive Discourse
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Xu, Xiaodong; Pan, Meizhu; Dai, Haoyun; Zhang, Hui; Lu, Yiyi – Second Language Research, 2019
Conjunctions play a crucial role in the construction of a coherent mental representation by signaling coherence relations between clauses, especially for second language users. By using event-related potentials (ERPs), this study aimed to investigate how different conjunctions ("so," "and," "although," or a "full…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Native Language
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Chen, Xiaoge; de Goes, Luciane F.; Treagust, David F.; Eilks, Ingo – Education Sciences, 2019
This study provides an analysis of selected aspects of the intended curriculum related to redox reactions as represented in secondary chemistry textbooks from the People's Republic of China, with a special view also on Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, and the Chinese minority in Malaysia. This study reveals how chemistry textbooks deal with visual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Textbook Content, Secondary School Science
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Hambidge, Sarah; Minocha, Sonal; Hristov, Dean – Education Sciences, 2019
Public engagement is recognised as having an increasingly important role in the changing landscape of higher education in the United Kingdom (UK), and is promoted as a 'pathway to impact' by many higher education funding bodies. However, there is limited evidence to support the outreach and impact gained by higher education institutes that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Citizen Participation, Outreach Programs
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Ou, Dongshu; Hou, Yuna – Research in Higher Education, 2019
China's higher education system has expanded rapidly since 1999. Exploiting variation in the density of university expansion across provinces and high school cohorts and applying a difference-in-differences model, we estimate the impact of higher education expansion on educational access and attainment with a particular focus on students' family…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Lu; Zhu, Xiaoqin; Shek, Daniel T. L.; Zou, Xiao-Bing; Deng, Hong-Zhu; Au Yeung, Peter W. H. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The Psychoeducational Profile 3rd Edition (PEP-3) is a comprehensive assessment tool designed for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although its original English version has been validated, few validation studies have been conducted on translated versions including Chinese ones. Based on 554 Chinese children with ASD and 311 typically…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Profiles, Measures (Individuals), Autism
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Wang, Junju; Lin, Jia – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
For decades, the Confucian heritage culture (CHC) learner phenomenon has aroused the interest of researchers in different areas. However, few studies have focused on the attitudes of international students who study in the Chinese context. This article, therefore, explores how international students perceive traditional Chinese views on education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Confucianism, Positive Attitudes
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Sun, Yanyan; Gao, Fei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
While the development of digital technologies provides generous resources for educational practices, how the use of information and communication technology (ICT) supports instructional reforms in schools still needs further exploration. The purpose of the study is to understand the roles of school leaders and teachers play in an instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Teacher Role, Adoption (Ideas)
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Wei, Li; Hua, Zhu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2019
This article discusses a relatively under-explored phenomenon that we call Tranßcripting -- writing, designing and digitally generating new scripts with elements from different scriptal and semiotic systems. The data are drawn from examples of such scripts created by multilingual Chinese users in everyday online social interaction. We analyse the…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Semiotics, Written Language
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Crook, Charles; Gu, Xiaoqing – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
There is a crisis of expectation in relation to educational technology. This is sometimes interpreted as a failure of academic researchers to disseminate their work to educational practitioners. However, another interpretation dwells on the lack of vision characterising such research. Because teachers often encounter research most intensely during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Li, Xuanxi; Wang, Fei; Gu, Xiaoqing – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study aims to explore the roles of Chinese ICT enterprises in promoting the ICT industry ecosystem in education in China, and construct a structural model of a healthy ICT industry ecosystem in education. After examining ICT demands in education, this study adopts a multiple case studies methodology. Fifty-five employees from five enterprises…
Descriptors: Role, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Models
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van der Meij, Hans – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The effectiveness of demonstration-based training (DBT) videos for software training has been investigated for a Western audience. These studies have generally found that the demonstration videos significantly enhanced self-efficacy and task performance, but also that there was a gap between task practice and learning with the latter lagging…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Wang, Weiqiang; Shen, Lu – English Language Teaching, 2019
Despite the steady growth in the recruitment and education of MBA students in China, there is a dearth of research on MBA students' perceptions of Business English Writing (BEW) in this context. This paper conducts a qualitative inquiry into Chinese MBA students' perceptions of BEW in English as a foreign language context in China. Forty-four MBA…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Asians, Business Administration Education
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Wang, Yang; Liu, Qingtang; Chen, Wenli; Wang, Qiyun; Stein, David – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study investigated whether video lectures instructed by a heightened level of expressiveness instructor were better than those instructed by a conventional level of expressiveness instructor or audio-only in promoting students' online learning, and what kind of effects do instructor's facial expressions have on students' learning. Three…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Video Technology, Audio Equipment
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Teo, Timothy; Sang, Guoyuan; Mei, Bing; Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
In recent years, there has been an exponential growth of the explorations around the pedagogical use of Web 2.0 technologies in China. This study offers an alternate perspective by examining predictors of pre-service teachers' uptake of Web 2.0 technologies for teaching purposes. On the basis of prior related research focusing on the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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