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Ou, Chuying; Zhang, Huiyu; Pan, Manjing; Dai, Zhijian – Higher Education Studies, 2019
Around the world, colleges have been providing opportunities for students to participate in double-degree programs. In the past 30 years, double-degree education at tertiary level has been developing fast in China. While many studies focused on its positive effects, little attention was paid to its shortcomings. Through a focus group interview of…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Wu, Zhongling; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan; Hu, Bi Ying; He, Jinbo; Fan, Xitao – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The study explored the validity of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales (SSIS-RS) in a sample of over 4,000 preschool children (aged 3--5 years old) in China. Multiple approaches were used to examine the validity of SSIS-RS in the Chinese cultural context, including confirmatory factor analysis, convergent and discriminant validity…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Fu, Guopeng; Clarke, Anthony – Educational Review, 2019
This study examines a group of teachers' moral agency in the context of China's curriculum reform. While the reform possesses neo-liberal features such as decentralisation and education for global competitiveness, it also attempts to undermine the long-standing influence of exam-oriented education in China. Employing ethnographic approaches, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Teacher Motivation
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Liu, Cui – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The university-city relations are changing along with the engagement of universities in public service beyond teaching and research and the dependence of cities on networks rather than enclosure to promote urban competitiveness. Taking China as an example, this article discusses the challenges and tensions of university-city interaction in the…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Municipalities, Foreign Countries
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Haijuan, Hu – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper, taking linguistic theory of adaptation as its theoretical foundation, examines how courtroom questioning on the part of the judge is adapted to various contextual factors in legal setting. To account for the judge's adaptation to the legal procedures in courtroom questioning, three types of questions are found as specific choices at…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, Court Litigation, Judges, Questioning Techniques
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Dai, Yun; Lu, Stephen; Liu, Ang – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Based on a two-year ethnographic study of global virtual teams (GVTs) (n = 323) in a technology-enhanced global course among six universities (i.e. U.S., China, South Korea, Germany, Israel, and India), this paper presents "how and in what ways" the participating students made sense of and constructed understandings about the interactive…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Tsai, Shu-Chiao – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
The implementation of interactive courseware within a task-based learning (TBL) approach was conducted for English Writing for Business to Chinese students in an applied foreign languages department housed in a university of technology. The development of the interactive courseware is based on Mayer's multimedia learning theory, which allows…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Courseware, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Young, Daniel Kim-wan; Ng, Petrus Yat-nam; Cheng, Daphne – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducation group, which is founded on an Eastern approach to health care, in improving the quality of life of Chinese people with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCI). Method: In a randomized controlled trial (RCT), 40 Chinese PwMCI were randomly assigned to either a 10-session…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Older Adults, Asians, Psychoeducational Methods
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Winoto, Pinata; Tang, Tiffany Y. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Joint attention skills, broadly speaking, refer to the ability to share experiences and interests about objects and events with others in a social environment. Due to their impairment in joint attention skills, children with autism are usually facing communication challenges, for example, being reluctant to socialize and share items with others.…
Descriptors: Attention, Interaction, Children, Autism
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Huang, Fang; Teo, Timothy; Zhou, Mingming – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This article explores Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' attitudes toward technology use and the factors that influence their technology acceptance. A qualitative study was conducted with data obtained from semistructured, in-depth interviews of 14 university teachers from six provinces. The interview data revealed that Chinese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Zulfiqar, Salman; Sarwar, Binesh; Aziz, Saira; Ejaz Chandia, Khurram; Khan, Muhammad Kaleem – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Although research on entrepreneurial attitude and intention has received so much attention from scholars, only few studies have investigated the effect of value, usefulness, and pleasure associated with business simulation games, and how these values affect students' attitude and intention toward entrepreneurial activities. In this study,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Simulation, Educational Games, Student Attitudes
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Liu, Huiying – English Language Teaching, 2019
An action research (AR) was implemented to see if the proposed Task-based CLIL model is effective in achieving the dual goals of content and language learning among Chinese education majors. A questionnaire and a focus group interview were conducted to collect data from the students to see how they perceived the model with their own experience of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Course Content, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Bu, Yuhua; Han, Xiao – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The image of backbone teachers has long informed the modern-era Chinese educational system. Backbone teachers play leadership and modeling roles in school-based groups of teachers focusing on research, lesson planning, and grade development. China's New Basic Education (NBE) reform, which differs from previous Chinese reforms, aims to…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership
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Yan, Li; Yinghong, Yang; Lui, Siu Man; Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla – Educational Studies, 2019
Globally, universities are increasingly seeking to equip their graduates with specific "soft" skills to complement traditional "hard" skills so they can function in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. While hard skills are relatively straightforward to define and foster the same cannot be said for soft skills, despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Skill Development, Feasibility Studies
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Chen, Junjun – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Research into teacher emotion has attracted increasing attention in the last two decades. The relevance of teacher emotion in education has been highlighted. However, evidence of how teacher emotions impact their teaching approaches is rather limited. Aims: This study investigated the relationship between two self-report instruments --…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Emotional Response, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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