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Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Play, Focus Groups
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Tsang, Art – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In view of the considerable and growing number of non-native EFL/ESL teachers across the globe, which has been reported to surpass that of native English teachers (NETs), much controversy has been aroused globally, especially in the Asian context, over issues concerning the language proficiency of these Non-Native English Teachers (NNETs). Further…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Language Proficiency
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Cheung, Rebecca Hun Ping – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
It has been argued in the literature that it is harder for Asians than Westerners to think and act in a creative manner due to cultural influences and the discourses of creativity are always culture-specific. This study addresses this issue by using a qualitative research approach, exploring and analysing the characteristic features of creative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Case Studies, Preschool Education
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Barlow, Angela T.; Huang, Rongjin; Law, Huk-Yuen; Chan, Yip Cheung; Zhang, Qiaoping; Baxter, Wesley A.; Gaddy, Angeline K. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
Mathematical disagreements occur when students challenge each other's ideas related to a mathematical concept. In this research, we examined Hong Kong and U.S. elementary teachers' perceptions of mathematical disagreements and their resolutions using a video-stimulated survey. Participants were directed to give particular attention to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Cheung, Rebecca Hun Ping – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how teachers deal with a pedagogical framework developed in the West which aimed at supporting Chinese teachers' creativity-fostering pedagogy and the impacts of the framework in regard to teachers' pedagogical practice. Three Chinese preschool teachers were followed for six months. Interviews,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization, Cultural Context
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Jong, Morris Siu-yung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Our work is within the context of the ubiquitous discussion about adopting mobile devices to offer school-age students new learner-centric learning opportunities. Leveraging location-based context-aware mobile technology, based on the theoretical foundation of constructivist learning, we have developed "EduVenture," an integrated mobile…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education
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Chan, Wai Ling – Teacher Development, 2016
This study examines the discrepancy between teachers' beliefs and practices in Hong Kong kindergartens and the factors that influence this discrepancy. Three kindergartens, considered by the Hong Kong Education Bureau to be of varying quality, were chosen from different areas of Hong Kong. Questionnaires about teaching beliefs were administered to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Wong, Marina Wai-yee – Music Education Research, 2015
Why should bringing the power of music into student learning be a challenge--even more so when the class comprises students deemed in need of "special education"? To address this question, three case studies are presented of Hong Kong special schools music teachers experienced in teaching students with intellectual disabilities at senior…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Development, Secondary School Students, Case Studies
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This longitudinal study aimed to examine the role of a professional learning community (PLC) in changing teachers' beliefs and practices. Teachers of a Chinese department in a Hong Kong secondary school were interviewed and observed. The findings indicate that the features of a PLC-facilitating teacher change are development of a coherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
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Wong, Mei-Yee – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article explores the dynamics of power-sharing between teacher and students in learning and teaching situations, and describes the theoretical bases, implementation, and results of an empirical study in three elementary schools in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Findings from 58 class observations…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Educational Practices
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Ng, Mei Lee – ELT Journal, 2015
This article draws on qualitative classroom observation and interview data from a case study of one native-English speaker teacher (NEST) teaching in a Hong Kong kindergarten. Features of the NEST's teaching are identified, namely their professional limitations, their part-time involvement in teaching, and their limited collaboration with the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Team Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
Factors leading to successful professional learning communities (PLCs) have been widely discussed in the West, but little is known about how/whether teachers' beliefs contribute to PLCs in the Chinese context. This qualitative case study aimed to investigate teachers' beliefs about teacher learning in PLCs and their influence on collegial learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Learning Activities
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Brown, Christopher P.; Lan, Yi-Chin – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: The National Association for the Education of Young Children's guidelines for developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) have been imported and researched by others across the globe. A central issue that has arisen for these international early childhood educators is whether these best practices are sensitive to the…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Guidelines, Preschool Education
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Yu, Wai-Ming – Planning and Changing, 2015
This paper reports a case study of four project schools in the primary school context of Hong Kong. It has investigated how teachers who were assigned subject panel head's and curriculum leader's roles perceived the student assessment reform and how they experimented with new assessment strategies in the school policy and classroom practice. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Student Evaluation
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Harfitt, Gary James – Research Papers in Education, 2013
A central issue in the class size debate is that while cutting class size might lead to improved teaching and learning, it is also possible that it may not if teachers do not seek to exploit the advantages of a smaller class size through an alternative pedagogy. Research suggests that teachers do not change their pedagogy when moving from large…
Descriptors: Correlation, Class Size, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers
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