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Topçu, Mustafa Sami; Erbilgin, Evrim; Arikan, Serkan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This study makes an important contribution to an expanding body of international comparative studies by exploring factors predicting differences in science and mathematics achievement by students in Turkey and the Republic of Korea on the 2011 TIMSS assessment. While these countries are similar with regards to population size, cultural beliefs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Oh, Sanghee; Kim, Soojung – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Purpose: This exploratory study aims to understand college students' use and perception of social media for health information by comparing college students in the USA and Korea. Method. This study surveyed 342 college students from two state-level universities in the USA and Korea (one from each country) using a convenience sample. Analysis:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Access to Health Care, Student Attitudes
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Nakamura, Toshiyuki – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
A growing amount of research has recently focused on the significant role of second language learners' future self-representations in their learning motivation. This article analyses Japanese language learners' motivational characteristics, utilizing data collected from interviews with 26 university students in Australia and South Korea. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Japanese
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Hori, Shigeo; Choi, Ilseon; Park, Jisuk – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study compares older adult learning in Korean and Japanese sample populations, paying special attention to learning after age 70. Surveys with nearly identical questionnaires were conducted in the Bundang Senior Welfare Center in Korea (N = 549, mean age 73.6 years) and at Osaka Prefecture Senior College in Japan (N = 1,491, 787, mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Lee, Ju Seong; Chen Hsieh, Jun – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This study investigated Taiwanese and Korean students' perceptions of four aspects of English as an International Language (EIL): Current Status of English (CSE), Varieties of English (VE), Strategies for Multilingual/Multicultural Communication (SMC), and English Speakers' Identity (ESI). The authors surveyed a total of 246 non-English majors at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Variation, Second Language Learning
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Maruyama, Hiroki; Ujiie, Tatsuo; Takai, Jiro; Takahama, Yuko; Sakagami, Hiroko; Shibayama, Makoto; Fukumoto, Mayumi; Ninomiya, Katsumi; Hyang Ah, Park; Feng, Xiaoxia; Takatsuji, Chie; Hirose, Miwa; Kudo, Rei; Shima, Yoshihiro; Nakayama, Rumiko; Hamaie, Noriko; Zhang, Feng; Moriizumi, Satoshi – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the development of conflict management strategies, focusing on 3- and 5-year-olds, through a comparison of 3 neighboring Asian cultures, those of China (n = 114), Japan (n = 98), and Korea (n = 90). The dual concern model of conflict management was adopted to probe which…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Conflict Resolution, Preschool Children, Asians
Goh, Michael; Lee, Je-Kyung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2003
Interest in career development and career counseling is growing in Korea. Nevertheless, neither the research nor the literature adequately address the question as to what applications can be cross-culturally transferred from career counseling centers in the United States to Korea. This study qualitatively examines the practice of career counseling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Publicity, Information Technology, Career Development
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Kuang, Xiaoxue; Kennedy, Kerry John – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
As an important group of students, the alienated and disaffected students are often overlooked in more general studies of civic education. Based on data from the International Civics and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2009), the study investigated alienated and disaffected students in Asia and explored the development of their civic attitudes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Statistical Analysis, International Studies
Choi, Kilchan; Kao, Jenny C.; Rivera, Nichole M.; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2018
This report is the third in a series considering career-readiness features within high school assessments. The goal of this study was to explore international comparisons by applying feature analysis to Korean assessment items. Twenty math test items from the Gyeonggi Province in South Korea along with performance data from roughly 4,000 Grade 12…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, High School Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Test Items
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
East Asian dominance in international large-scale assessments is widely known. This is often explained as an outcome of highly competitive, exam-oriented education systems in East Asia, wherein students partake in a fierce competition for limited college entrance. Although achievement scores may be comparatively higher, the argument goes, the…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Cross Cultural Studies, Competition, High Stakes Tests
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Ham, Seung-Hwan; Kim, Rae Young – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
This study investigates the influence of principal instructional leadership on teachers' effort to employ instructional strategies for nurturing student autonomy in learning. Nationally representative multi-level data for 7,879 teachers in 479 middle schools in Australia, Malaysia, and South Korea were analyzed in this study. In all three…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Personal Autonomy, Teaching Methods
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O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Wang, Yang; Shields, Katherine A. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2015
Background: Educators, researchers and policy-makers worldwide continue to struggle to understand the changes needed for improving educational outcomes and attainment for students, particularly in content areas such as mathematics and science that are essential for developing a highly skilled workforce. Given the continuing emphasis on linking…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation, Mathematics Instruction
Johnsrud, Linda K. – 1991
A study of the perceptions of Western trained Korean faculty regarding the implications of their cross-cultural training for their careers in academe was done. Personal interviews were conducted with 27 Western-trained faculty members now teaching at 3 private research universities in Seoul, Korea. Principles inherent in the naturalistic inquiry…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Faculty Workload
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Cheung, Kwok-cheung; Mak, Soi-kei; Sit, Pou-seong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
Using data drawn from the OECD's Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted in 2009, the present study sought to examine the mediating effects of three kinds of variables in order to account for the relationships between gender and the digital reading performance of students. The three kinds of variables are (1) online reading…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
Moon, SeokYoung – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore teachers' perspectives of working with students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with two hundred twenty-eight K-12th grade teachers in Korea and the U.S. by using a concept mapping methodology. The four research questions were: (1) How do teachers in two different cultures (Korea and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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