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Lam, Chi Chung; Lai, Edith; Wong, Janice Lai Yin – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2012
This study attempted to investigate Hong Kong junior secondary students' conceptions of China before and after the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, with a view to finding out any changes in their conceptions, and if any, the factors that might have contributed to these changes. The study found that, over the years from 1997 to 2009, students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Gao, Xuesong – Research Papers in Education, 2011
There has been a widespread belief that teachers in Asian contexts including Japan and China are well protected by a tradition that reveres teachers. However, in Chinese contexts, cultural traditions have been found to undermine the teaching profession, together with educational reforms and societal changes. This paper reports on an inquiry that…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Internet
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Lee, Paul S. N.; Leung, Louis; Lo, Venhwei; Xiong, Chengyu; Wu, Tingjun – Social Indicators Research, 2011
This study seeks to understand the role of the Internet in quality of life (QoL). Specifically, it examines the question of whether Internet communication serves, like face-to-face interactions, to enhance quality of life. It is hypothesized that the use of the Internet for interpersonal communication can improve quality of life among Internet…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Questionnaires
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Lee, Chang Boon Patrick – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2011
The objectives of this study were to determine the perceptions and accessibility of online help for problem gambling among Chinese youths. A group of undergraduates participated in a survey cum laboratory exercise to search for help for problem gambling in Macao, Hong Kong, and China. Online search engines were used. During the search process,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Addictive Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Help Seeking
Bhat, Christine Suniti; Chang, Shih-Hua; Linscott, Jamie A. – New Horizons in Education, 2010
Background: The Asian region accounts for the highest number of internet and mobile cell phones consumers among the regions of the world. As the use of information and communications technology becomes more and more widespread, the misuse of such technology becomes a concern. Cyberbullying, or bullying using information and communications…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Bullying, Computers
Littlewood, William – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2010
In developing strategies for increasing learner involvement, a key factor is the extent to which these strategies are compatible with learners' own expectations and preferences. In order to explore this factor, tertiary students in four Asian countries were asked (in an online survey designed on the basis of exploratory interviews) to give their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Swindell, Rick – Online Submission, 2009
A rapidly ageing population has given rise to many innovative later life learning programs that engage older adults in the kinds of activities that are associated with successful ageing. Experts of all kinds retire and retired expert volunteers would seem to be the best people to run learning programs for other retirees. One of the best known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Educational Innovation, Lifelong Learning
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Chew, Ivan – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an exploratory survey as part of a presentation for the Bridging Worlds 2008 conference. It seeks to understand how library institutions in the South East Asia (SEA) region have implemented Web 2.0 technologies--blogs, RSS feeds, wikis, or the use of services like Flickr, YouTube, de.lici.ous.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries