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Li, Youfa; Wang, Sijia; Yu, Yong; Wu, Lili; Shi, Yutong; Zhang, Michelle; Wu, Xinwei; Ma, Xiao – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Physical education (PE) in school provides opportunities for physical activity (PA) engagement and reportedly results in improved health-related fitness. This study explored the underlying correlations between PE and activity-related healthy lifestyle practices with current level of cardiorespiratory fitness. Methods: A total of 13,138…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Fitness, Health Behavior, Physical Education
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Ya-Ting, Huang; Hui-Min, Wang – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The brief report describes an exploratory investigation into changes to three university EFL teachers' teaching practices in a research-intensive university framed by managerialist technologies to improve its visibility and global ranking. The findings revealed that substantial changes have been brought about to their teaching practices in terms…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Guo, Qi; Barrot, Jessie S. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Experts generally believe that written corrective feedback (CF) positively affects writing quality and learners' accurate use of language. However, researchers have not yet identified the most effective type of written CF or sufficiently explored the relation between type of written CF and targeted linguistic category. Thus, this study…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ivanovic, Lidija; Ho, Yuh-Shan – Educational Review, 2019
This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of highly cited articles published in the Web of Science category "Education and Educational Research" in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). A total of 2091 journal articles published in this category and cited more than 100 times up to the end of the year 2016 were retrieved as highly…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bibliometrics, Citations (References), Citation Analysis
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Eduan, Wilson; Yuanqun, Jiang – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
International collaboration with the Western countries has over the years been the main component of research and development in Africa's higher education. However, Africa continues to lag behind in research performance. In the last decade, the rise of China brought on board an additional partnership through the Forum on China-Africa Collaboration…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research and Development, International Cooperation, Higher Education
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Yuan, Rui; Li, Sifei; Yu, Baohua – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
While previous research has explored the social and academic experiences of international students when studying abroad, limited attention has been paid to local students and their adaptation to the internationalization of higher education. To fill this gap, the present study, adopting identity as an analytic lens, examined a group of Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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Ou, Chuying – English Language Teaching, 2019
ESP textbook plays an important role in facilitating students to develop their profession-related language skills. However, ESP textbooks published in China are less developed and often criticized as ignoring the training of language skills. This research aims to reveal the specific problems of China's ESP textbooks by conducting a multiple-case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, English for Special Purposes, Computer Science
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Peng, Bo; Sha, Xinrui; Liu, Ziyue; Pang, Ruihua; Peng, Feng; Sun, Yanfang; He, Lulu; Xin, Qingqing; Liu, Yuchen; Jiang, Yue – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
In the document "Curriculum Standard of General Senior High School Curriculum and Biology (2017 ed.)" published in 2018, developing students' core literacy as the fundamental task and value pursuit of current educational and teaching curriculum reform in China. Life concept is the key element of the core literacy of biology in senior…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Literacy, Quality of Life
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Zhang, Hanmu; Zhang, Hanmu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Since understanding reading assignments is important to succeeding in school, improving the way that text is arranged in books would be an efficient way to help students better understand the material and perform well on tests. In this study, we asked students to read two original and two rearranged historical passages, in which rephrased…
Descriptors: Test Items, Textbook Preparation, Retention (Psychology), Recall (Psychology)
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Wu, Peng; Yu, Shulin; Zhang, Limin – Educational Studies, 2019
While pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has been studied across a wide range of research areas, including science, language teaching and mathematics, there is limited research on the role of PCK in business English (BE) teaching, an important teaching area of English for Specific Purposes. Informed by the conceptual framework of the PCK model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Baohua – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined (1) differences in background, integrative/instrumental motivation, learning approach, leaning strategy and proficiency in second language (L2) and (2) the determinants of learning outcomes between Hong Kong and Mainland (Chinese) students. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey was distributed to 773 s language learners…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Design, Language Proficiency
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Chen, Xiangming; Zhang, Yurong – European Journal of Education, 2019
As countries worldwide aim to reform their education systems and improve teaching and learning, lesson study (LS), which originated in East Asia, has recently attracted great attention. In order for international educators and policy makers to better understand the history and the state of the art of LS in East Asia, this article introduces three…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Learning Processes
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Wei, Jing; Duan, Jing – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study investigates how L1 Chinese scholars in hard science disciplines use metadiscourse in their English academic writing, by comparing the deployment of metadiscoursal resources written by L1 Chinese and L1 English scholars. Hyland's (2005) interpersonal model of metadiscourse was adopted for the analysis. We found that L1 Chinese scholars…
Descriptors: Native Language, Chinese, Physical Sciences, English for Academic Purposes
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Zhong, Zhou; Liu, Lu; Coates, Hamish; Kuh, George – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Staying abreast of developments in Chinese higher education is challenging. In addition to geopolitical circumstances, language, history, and culture can make it difficult for U.S. university leaders and policy makers to establish deep, meaningful relationships with Chinese colleagues. In addition, China is a huge country, with nuanced regional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cultural Differences, Educational Innovation
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Yu, Zhuo; Leung, Bo-Wah – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The Ministry of Education of China issued a new document of Music Curriculum Standards in 2011 substituting the old version of 2001. This study aims to investigate how music teachers in China implement and respond to the Curriculum Standards through a questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews with voluntary teachers. A total of 2206…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Curriculum Implementation
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