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Bi, Hui – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in educational programs across the globe. The U.S. has become the most popular destination country for international students among which Chinese students comprise the biggest proportion. In analyzing and studying contemporary situations about Chinese international students in the U.S., the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Foreign Students, Educational History
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Li, Miao – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This study examined the effectiveness of a bilingual education program in social science majors in Chinese education at tertiary level. Participants were 53 undergraduate students enrolled in their third year of an Early Childhood Education program at a university in northwestern China. Students' English proficiency and their attitudes toward the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Guo, Jiajun; Lin, Shengjie; Guo, Yawei – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the influences of sibling constellation (sex and birth order) on creativity in the context of China's one-child policy (OCP) and Confucian culture (e.g., preference for male offspring). Participants were recruited from a public university in east China and were asked to complete 2 divergent thinking tests,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Problem Solving, Birth Order, Imagination
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Li, Zheng; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2018
This study was designed to investigate the bases of teacher expectations in higher education. The first author interviewed 20 university teachers from an English-as-a-foreign-language course, exploring their expectations for the first-year undergraduates in their classes. The grounded theory method was adopted to analyse the data that had been…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, College Faculty, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Duranczyk, Irene; Pishcherskaia, Elena – Education Sciences, 2018
This paper discusses and provides two case studies on a postsecondary, accessible, global project among students in Russia, China, and the United States. The project design was to engage diverse students in an international conversation to explore their place in the world and envision their future as individuals, innovators, workers, and/or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Access to Education, College Students
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Crowley, Chris; Chen, Hailan; Cerver, Mercé Gisbert – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2018
Using a team-based course development approach, the University of British Columbia collaborated with the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) and universities from Australia, the Philippines, Malaysia, China, and Canada to design and develop six transnational, online, distance-education courses…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Forestry, Curriculum Development
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Marginson, Simon – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
The paper reviews the rapid development of higher education and science in China in the last forty years. It discusses the conditions and strategies of that development, including the ways that it embodies a distinctive Chinese approach to higher education. In particular, the paper reflects on the policies whereby China coordinated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Higher Education, Science Education
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Welch, Anthony – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
The four decades since reform and opening up have seen dramatic changes in China's higher education system. Focusing on international dimensions, the analysis supports the view that reform and opening up was not merely an economic and political reform, but an opening of the mind to the outside world, after the disaster of the Cultural Revolution.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change
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Zhang, Yanyan; Du, Xingkun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
It has been widely acknowledged in the academic field that English is being used as a lingua franca among people from various first language backgrounds. However, the notion of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) does not seem to have been integrated into English classrooms, especially in China, a country from the Expanding Circle. As China has the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shen, Wei; Park, Hyesook – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The present study explores the effects of meta-cognitive strategies, working memory capacity (WMC), and syntactic awareness on Chinese EFL learners' L2 reading comprehension. One hundred and sixty-seven Chinese college students who were enrolled in the required English class, aged from 19 to 21 years, participated in this study. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Syntax
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Zhang, Xiaodong – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study reports how teaching using a systemic functional linguistics (SFL)-based appraisal system impacted English-as- a-foreign-language (EFL) students' reflective practices with text deconstruction and construction. Through qualitative content and discourse analyses of three focal EFL students'reading and writing performance, interviews, and…
Descriptors: Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Online Learning, 2018
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) increase, the large scale and heterogeneity of MOOC participants bring myriad significant design challenges. This exploratory mixed methods study explores 143 MOOC instructors' considerations and challenges in designing MOOCs, 12 of whom were interviewed and had their courses analyzed. The survey, interview,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2018
This study reports on how the supplementation of online resources, informed by systemic functional linguistics (SFL), impacted English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) student writers' development of critical thinking skills. Through qualitative analyses of student-teacher interactions, interviews with students, and students' written documents, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Second Language Instruction
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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei; Zhang, Jie – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2018
With China's economic growth over the past 30 years, a large number of Chinese enterprises are facing the challenge of developing their businesses internationally. Thus, it has become necessary to improve the effectiveness of transnational and intercultural business communication for these enterprises. In this article, through narrating the first…
Descriptors: Business English, English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, International Trade
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Ramineni, Chaitanya; Williamson, David – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Notable mean score differences for the "e-rater"® automated scoring engine and for humans for essays from certain demographic groups were observed for the "GRE"® General Test in use before the major revision of 2012, called rGRE. The use of e-rater as a check-score model with discrepancy thresholds prevented an adverse impact…
Descriptors: Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Scoring Machines, Automation
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