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Çer, Erkan; Solak, Ekrem – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The quality of a teacher plays one of the most important roles in the achievement of an education system. Teacher training is a multi-dimensional process which comprises the selection of teacher candidates, pre-service training, appointment, in-service training and teaching practices. Therefore, this study focuses on teacher training processes in…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Low Achievement, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Lee, Wincy Wing Sze – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Research on epistemic beliefs (beliefs about what knowledge is and what knowing is) has advanced and there is now a burgeoning interest in examining this construct in the Chinese cultural context. However, issues related to understanding epistemic beliefs change remain under-explored. The present study used a qualitative approach to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Beliefs, College Students
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Yeung, Marine; Lu, Vic – English Language Teaching, 2018
The medium of instruction (MOI) has been a bone of contention in Hong Kong, a former British colony, since its colonial days. Despite the Hong Kong government's effort to promote the "biliterate and trilingual" language policy, advocating Cantonese, English and Putonghua as the three official spoken languages and emphasizing the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Morrison, Bruce; Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
One way that universities assess teaching effectiveness is by eliciting student feedback. However, what standards do students themselves use to judge whether a lecturer is a 'good' teacher? As part of a study carried out at a Hong Kong university, students were interviewed about their first-year learning experience and asked what they felt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Carless, David; Chan, Kennedy Kam Ho – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The analysis of exemplars is a potentially powerful way of acquainting students with academic standards and supporting their capacities to make informed academic judgements. This paper investigates the role of dialogue in supporting students to develop their appreciation of the nature of quality work. The research derives from a project involving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Hasanefendic, Sandra; Birkholz, Julie M.; Horta, Hugo; van der Sijde, Peter – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article addresses academics who innovate in higher education and their characteristics. We undertake a qualitative case study of six individuals who implemented disruptive and transformative pedagogical approaches and curricular practices in their departments and/or at their institutions. Our findings point to six common…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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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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Wong, Yi-Lee – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
While a class gap remains in obtaining a degree despite an expansion of higher education, a variety of second chances have become available. How class matters in receiving parental assistance for seeking a second chance is of increasing importance to understanding educational inequality in an altered context of higher education, but it is…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Working Class
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Chan, Banny S. K.; Churchill, Daniel; Chiu, Thomas K. F. – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
It is necessary to develop digital literacy skills with which students can communicate and express their ideas effectively using digital media. The educational sectors around the world are beginning to incorporate digital literacy into the curriculum. Digital storytelling, one of the possible classroom activities, is an approach which may help…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Technological Literacy, Prior Learning, Class Activities
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Wong, Phoebe; Mak, Connie; Ng, Peggy M. L.; Zhao, Jessie – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
This study explores the interrelationships between self-concept, motivation and academic and social experience among students from self-financing higher education institutions in Hong Kong. Although prior studies have investigated different aspects of self that drive various types of motivation in students' academic and social experience, most of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Ding, Feng – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
In school-to-university transition literature, autonomy has been implied or explicitly explained as an important factor to predict the persistence and engagement of students in higher education; however, little qualitative research addresses students' transition in relation to autonomy, what these students have to go through in terms of becoming…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Personal Autonomy, Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research
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Crosthwaite, Peter – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
An increasing number of studies have looked at the value of corpus-based data-driven learning (DDL) for second language (L2) written error correction, with generally positive results. However, a potential conundrum for language teachers involved in the process is how to provide feedback on students' written production for DDL. The study looks at…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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Yan, Zi; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
While significant progress has been made on understanding the effects of student self-assessment, the processes by which these effects occur are much less studied. The present research identified the actions involved in a cyclical self-assessment process. In this qualitative study, 17 undergraduate students from a teacher education institute took…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Cheng, Tak-Iak – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
This paper builds on Whitchurch's notion of the "blended professional" which aims to examine how mixed professional activity affects professional administrators and managers' identity disposition in universities in Hong Kong. In response to complex missions and demands of contemporary higher education globally, diverse projected-oriented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Administrators
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Collins, Christopher S.; Bethke, Robert J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Central to this study is an exploration of the degree to which higher education is perceived as an individual and/or a collective value. Seminal literature supports the notion that colleges and universities are Western institutions. Throughout the Asia Pacific, higher education is expanding in a hybrid form in collectivist societies. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Educational Benefits
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