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Lau, Grace; Ho, Kwok Keung – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This article is an academic commentary on the concept of sociology of education. The authors have ventured through the lens of Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition" and discuss its impact might have had if the corresponding mode of education and pedagogy be carried out in reality according to what Arendt had inspired her readers. A cross…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Sociology, Play, Psychological Patterns
Merttens, Ruth – Mathematics Teaching, 2012
A report entitled "What we can learn from the English, mathematics and science curricula of high-performing jurisdictions" seems taken to suggest... "that imitating the content, pace and pedagogy of Singapore and Hong Kong in particular, would enable us to improve the mathematical performance of English children". This is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heuristics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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Ho, Felix M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This Forum article addresses some of the issues raised in the article by Ying-Syuan Huang and Anila Asghar's paper entitled: "Science education reform in Confucian learning cultures: teachers' perspectives on policy and practice in Taiwan." An attempt is made to highlight the need for a more nuanced approach in considering the Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Poon, Anita Y. K.; Wong, Yiu-Chung – International Review of Education, 2008
Although Hong Kong's education system has long been criticized as lacking in creativity and over-emphasising rote learning, on the whole it has served Hong Kong well in the past years, breeding outstanding business, academic and political leaders who continue to maintain Hong Kong's competitive edge. The traditional elite schools have played a…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Ideology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Benson, Phil – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2011
One of the strengths of narrative research in TESOL is its potential to provide insight into long-term language learning experiences that cannot be investigated in real time. Reliance on retrospection, however, brings two problems that are addressed in this article through the concept of "language learning careers". The first problem is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Bodycott, Peter – Intercultural Education, 2006
This paper discusses the concept of "cultural cross-currents," their implicit nature and the potential they have to effect second language literacy learning, teaching and curriculum reform in Hong Kong primary classrooms. Despite the substantive implications for learning, the exploration of cultural influences upon teacher and student…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Educational Change
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Hebbani, Aparna G. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
Race matters in the classroom when you are a minority female faculty member. This chapter discusses the emergence of the adaptive female academic of color who, while teaching in several countries, balances a happy work and family life. (Contains 3 notes.)
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Family Life, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Elting, Stephen; Firkins, Arthur – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2006
Poetry performance is an approach to learning where students can use theatrical techniques to develop a response to the poem. This paper argues that ELL students can explore the aesthetic function of language and, more widely, develop confidence in using English as a communicative tool through the dramatization of poetry. We describe the process…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Poetry, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Smith, Karen – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
In an increasingly global higher education environment, many universities are taking their educational services overseas. One model of overseas provision is through transnational (offshore) education. Transnational teaching challenges the prevailing understanding of an academic role at every level. Transnational teachers are expected to work in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Professional Development, Teaching Experience
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Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Icy Lee is Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently serving as Chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her main research interests are in the areas of second language writing and second language teacher education. Icy is best known for her research on feedback in L2…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Best Practices, Faculty Publishing, College Faculty
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Kwok-Wah, Cheung – College and University, 2011
Students--and their best interests--are the focal point of curriculum reform in basic education in Hong Kong. Since 2001, Hong Kong has sought to reform basic education so as to enable every student to become "all-rounded." At a practical level, this has meant the cultivation of students' ethics and values, intellect, physical fitness,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Fitness, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change
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Carless, David – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
This paper puts forward the case that one of the factors constraining principled learning-oriented assessment practices is lack of trust. It examines a number of assessment dimensions in which trust or distrust plays a role. These issues are illustrated via a discussion of two different iterations of the same module taught in a teacher education…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Trust (Psychology), Evaluation Methods, Accountability
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Choi-wa Dora, Ho – International Journal of Educational Development, 2006
In Hong Kong, preschool education has been viewed either as preparation for primary education or as custodial care to suit working mothers. These ambiguous images of preschool teachers and teaching are definitely a roadblock to professionalization. This paper critically analyzes the professionalization of preschool education in the local context.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Leadership
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Hutson, Garrett – Journal of Experiential Education, 2011
A session that has a theme of outcomes of experiential programs in varied contexts is both exciting and pressing. The three studies in Session IV all addressed relevant issues to experiential programming and all the authors were faced with the empirical challenge of demonstrating how and/or if their programs achieve what they say they are going to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Programming, Program Effectiveness, Volunteers
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Venter, Katharine – Open Learning, 2003
Conceptions of learning and preferred learning approaches have been suggested to vary cross-culturally. The extent to which learning is "student-centred" or "teacher-centred" also appears subject to cultural variation. This has led some to conclude that particular cultures exhibit learning preferences more suited to distance…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Graduate Students, Andragogy, Coping
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