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Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Xuehan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of household education expenditure on National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) performance in China. Using a comprehensive dataset with a sample size of 5840 students collected in Jinan, China, this study found that the average effect of household education expenditure on NCEE performance is not…
Descriptors: Expenditures, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Foreign Countries
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Xinying, Zhang – Research-publishing.net, 2017
There is obvious pressure for higher education institutions to undergo transformation now in China. Reflecting this, the computer and information technology give rise to the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) embedded flipped classroom. Flipped classroom approaches replace the traditional transmissive teaching with engaging…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teaching Models, Online Courses, College English
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Lu, Jinjin; Jiang, Han – International Education Studies, 2016
A considerable number of studies have investigated students' learning in class and outside of class across subjects such as English, mathematics, and physical education in China and other countries. Scholars have found that students' activities in class and outside of class are closely related to their learning outcomes, self-regulated learning…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Correlation
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Zhang, Yu; Tsang, Mun – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
This is one of the first studies to investigate gender achievement gap in the National College Entrance Exam in a typical municipality in China, which is the crucial examination for the transition from high school to higher education in that country. Using ordinary least square model and quantile regression model, the study consistently finds that…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Achievement Gap
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Yu, Xia – TESOL Journal, 2014
Textual memorisation is a widely used yet underexplored language practice in foreign language teaching and learning in China. The research addresses the need for a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the practices and beliefs of Chinese learners regarding the use of textual memorisation in foreign language learning. This article reports on…
Descriptors: Memorization, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Yu – Economics of Education Review, 2013
With the increasing attention on improving student achievement, private tutoring has been expanding rapidly worldwide. However, the evidence on the effect of private tutoring is inconclusive for education researchers and policy makers. Employing a comprehensive dataset collected from China in 2010, this study tries to identify the effect of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Tutoring, Foreign Countries, Urban Schools
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Yi, Baoshu; Sun, Zhinong – English Language Teaching, 2013
The study aimed to investigate whether or not negotiation of meaning is effective in L2 vocabulary acquisition of Chinese learners of English in the classroom setting. In the study there were two experimental groups (pre-modified input and negotiation of meaning) and two control groups (pre-modified input). The four groups were required to do a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Language Tests, Pretests Posttests
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Chen, Zhenzhen – English Language Teaching, 2012
This paper reported findings on a contrastive analysis of epistemic expressions in argumentative essays between NS and NNS Chinese L2 writers. Based on an examination of a NS corpus and a NNS learner corpus across four proficiency levels, the study shows there is great similarity in the total number of epistemic devices used per thousand words…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Essays
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2012
For the thirty-fifth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the national AECT Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Workplace Learning, Electronic Learning
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Peng, Jian-E. – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2011
Drawing on an ecological perspective, this paper reports on an investigation into the changes in one first-year college student's beliefs about English teaching and learning since his enrollment. These changes in beliefs are part of the empirical findings of a multiple-case study conducted in the Chinese EFL context. Semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Interviews, Data Analysis