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Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Xuehan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of household education expenditure on National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) performance in China. Using a comprehensive dataset with a sample size of 5840 students collected in Jinan, China, this study found that the average effect of household education expenditure on NCEE performance is not…
Descriptors: Expenditures, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Foreign Countries
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Yao, Haogen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study develops a sequential mixed model of Delphi-Propensity Score Matching to discuss how an NGO's socio-emotional support affects the decisions of dropout, work, and two types of upper secondary schooling in rural China. Data were collected from 6,298 students in 2012 after a subgroup of them were treated. The analysis shows that…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Xu, Jianzhong; Du, Jianxia; Fan, Xitao – Educational Psychology, 2017
The present investigation examines models of factors influencing time management in online groupwork for Chinese undergraduates. Multilevel findings showed that time management was positively related to five individual-level variables, including online courses taken previously, learning-oriented reasons, arranging the environment, help-seeking and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Time Management, Online Courses, Influences
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Ji, Ping; Wang, Haibo; Zhang, Chao; Liu, Min; Zhou, Liping; Xiao, Ping; Wang, Yanfang; Wu, Yangfeng – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Objective: To obtain information on the current clinical research training status and evaluate the training needs comprehensively for medical staff in hospitals. Methods: This survey was initiated and conducted by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Shenzhen in conjunction with the Peking University Clinical Research Institute (Shenzhen)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Personnel, Hospitals, Universities
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Shostya, Anna; Morreale, Joseph C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This case study contributes to the higher education curriculum development literature by showing how a faculty-led short-term study abroad experience can become the catalyst for student research and offer students an international perspective. The authors analyze students' reflections and provide data collected over the years of taking…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Study Abroad
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Pi, Z.; Hong, J.; Yang, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
One of the most commonly used forms of video lectures is a combination of an instructor's image and accompanying lecture slides as a picture-in-picture. As the image size of the instructor varies significantly across video lectures, and so do the learning outcomes associated with this technology, the influence of the instructor's image size should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Visual Perception, College Faculty
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Feng, Xiaoying; Xie, Jingjing; Liu, Yue – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Tutoring involves providing learners with a suitable level of structure and guidance to support their learning. This study reports on an exploration of how to design such structure and guidance (i.e., learning scaffolds) in the Chinese online educational context, and in so doing, answer the following two questions: (a) What scaffolding strategies…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Tutoring, Inquiry, Foreign Countries
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Yanxia, Yang – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Test anxiety was a commonly known or assumed factor that could greatly influence performance of test takers. With the employment of designed questionnaires and computer-based spoken English test, this paper explored test anxiety manifestation of Chinese college students from both macro and micro aspects, and found out that the major anxiety in…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lwin, Thawdar; Aslam, Sarfraz; Mukhale, Phoebe Naliaka – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study was an investigation of the international students' perceptions of their learning environment in graduate programs at one normal university in China. The study used both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The sample comprised 91 international students, 51 Master and 40 doctoral from three schools: Education, Life Sciences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, Min; Yin, Shuaijun; Luo, Meifen; Yan, Weiwei – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Massive open online course (MOOC) learning attracts more and more attention in both the practice and the research field. Finding out what factors influence learners' MOOC adoption is of great importance. This study focuses on learner control, user characteristics and platform difference. Hypotheses and a research model are proposed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Wei, Jing – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Thematic progression (TP) patterns used in English leaner essays provide clues as to how they organize information and develop important concepts in their essays. This quasi-experimental research proved that instruction in TP produced positive effects on Chinese college students' use of linear progressions, constant progressions and new Themes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Essays
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Chen, Youcheng; Kong, Deyi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The popularity of the Internet has toppled people's thinking models and teaching styles as well as influenced the operation of school education. In teaching processes, computers could attract students' attention through vivid images, bright colors and characters, and sound to further promote their learning concentration and interests. Research on…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Adventure Education
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Wang, Huawen; Mason, Jon – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Numerous studies have recognized collaboration as an effective way of learning. When collaboration involves students from different cultural backgrounds, a question arises: "Will cultural differences influence the manner in which roles are adopted within collaborative learning?" In this study, a correlation analysis was used to explore…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Correlation, Cultural Influences, Cross Cultural Studies
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Meng, Ji – English Language Teaching, 2017
This research investigated a comparison between the effect of cooperative learning and lecture teaching on Comprehensive English classes in a Chinese Independent College. An empirical study for two semesters was carried out in the forms of pretest, posttest, questionnaire and interviews. While control class was taught in the conventional way,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sim, Timothy; Lau, Victor C. Y. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Objective: In China where social work is a fledgling profession, practice research is still a novelty. This article aims to provide an overview of the development of social work practice research in mainland China. Methods: This review analyzes the content of 206 Chinese journal articles published in the Peoples' Republic of China since 1915 using…
Descriptors: Social Work, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Journal Articles
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