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Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Research has confirmed that supportive social networks and associated resources play a critical role in the adaptation of migrating international students to host communities. Access to such social networks and resources requires migrating students to invest in and make efforts at academic socialisation, as mediated by various social processes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Socialization, Social Networks
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Li, Citing; Gao, Xuesong – Language Awareness, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the role of metapragmatic awareness of L2 learners in Hong Kong, and the impact it has on language choices when addressing requests in English. Simulated open role-plays and retrospective interviews were used to explore the ways in which mainland Chinese undergraduates assess, plan and produce…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liang, Limeng; Gao, Xuesong – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
This article reports on a mixed-method inquiry into pre-service and in-service secondary school teachers' knowledge about Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and attitudes toward students with this disorder in Hong Kong. The inquiry revealed no differences between pre-service and in-service secondary school teachers concerning their…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns