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Inel Ekici, Didem – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
This explanatory research uses a mixed method design to investigate the effect of using an online community of practice within teaching practices on science and math pre-service teachers' teaching self-efficacy beliefs. 102 science and math pre-service teachers participated in the research. "Teaching Self-Efficacy Belief Scale" and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Jiang, Na; Sumintono, Bambang; Perera, Corinne J.; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle S. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Principal preparation and training is generally viewed as an important contributor to school and system improvement. While the international evidence based on leadership and leadership development is extensive, contemporary accounts of principal preparation in a number of Asian countries are not widespread. This article outlines the findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Education, Professional Development
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Wu, Jason Hsinchieh; Lin, Chunn-Ying – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Research on teacher and school academic optimism has abounded ever since these two constructs were confirmed and shown to have positive effects on student achievement. However, one overlooked research question is the nested association between teacher and school academic optimism. This study intends to fill this gap by using hierarchical linear…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Eunha; Kang, Minchul – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
This study explored the effects of ethnic/racial matching on psychotherapy outcomes via the number of counseling sessions attended by clients, using clinical data collected from a university's counseling center. A total sample of 644 clients (193 men, 448 women) was selected and the ethnic/racial distribution of the sample comprised 499…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Racial Differences, Racial Factors, Ethnicity
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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
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McCrohon, Mark; Nyland, Berenice – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
This paper examined domestic educator and Chinese international student (CIS) perspectives on their experience of the commoditisation of international higher education in Australia. Data consisted of semi-structured interviews with academic and student participants. A Trans-disciplinary Framework derived from grounded theory and the Auditable…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Quality
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Guo, Siwen; Li, Lingyan; Zhang, Danhui – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Climate strength was first conceptualised in the organisational psychology literature as the within-group agreement on the perceptions of climate. In contrast to the deep study of climate level, climate strength has not been clarified by school climate research. The purpose of this cross-cultural study is to identify the main effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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He, Tao; Zhu, Chang; Questier, Frederik – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Although the adoption of digital technology has gained considerable attention in higher education, currently research mainly focuses on implementation in formal learning contexts. Investigating what factors influence students' digital informal learning is still unclear and limited. To understand better university students' digital informal…
Descriptors: College Students, Multimedia Materials, Electronic Publishing, Informal Education
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Chu, Szu-Yin – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perspectives of Taiwanese families regarding promoting foundations of self-determination for young children with disabilities. Twenty-one families of children with disabilities between 3 and 6 years of age in Taiwan were recruited for this study. Interviews were used to capture their perspectives.…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Young Children, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Niu, Sunny Xinchun; Wan, Guofang – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
The Chinese government has implemented a series of special admission policies in recent years to increase access to elite universities for disadvantaged students from rural areas and less developed inland regions. Using administrative data of 1996-2015 freshman cohorts and survey data of a 2014 freshman cohort at X University in the eastern China,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, College Freshmen, Program Effectiveness
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Wang, Shutao; Dong, Xuan; Mao, Yaqing – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
This study aimed to determine if boarding on campus benefited left-behind children's social-emotional competence (SEC). We developed a SEC scale for the Chinese context and culture using exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and reliability analysis. Data were collected from 6638 school-aged children from 74 rural boarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Sung, Kyung Hee; Noh, Eun Hee; Chon, Kyong Hee – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
With increased use of constructed response items in large scale assessments, the cost of scoring has been a major consideration (Noh et al. in KICE Report RRE 2012-6, 2012; Wainer and Thissen in "Applied Measurement in Education" 6:103-118, 1993). In response to the scoring cost issues, various forms of automated system for scoring…
Descriptors: Automation, Scoring, Social Studies, Test Items
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Yang, Shu Ching; Chiang, Feng Kuang; Huang, Chiao Ling – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare the academic dishonesty (AD) experience of students from Mainland China and Taiwan. Specifically, we investigated students' current self-reported personal AD, their perception of peers' AD, the climate of academic integrity and their awareness of AD's seriousness. Furthermore, we sought to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cheating
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Matsuoka, Ryoji – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
Japanese compulsory education is considered as relatively egalitarian since poorer regions receive more funding from the central government, which standardizes the quality of education nationwide. Nevertheless, the literature indicates socioeconomic status-based achievement and educational attainment gaps. As parts of explanations of these gaps,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Achievement Gap
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Aksoy, Erdem – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
The objective of this study is to comparatively analyze the university-based and alternative teacher certification systems in Turkey in terms of the attitudes of trainee teachers toward the teaching profession, explore the reasons of choosing teaching as a career as well as analyze attitudes by gender, department, and graduating faculty type in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teaching (Occupation), Work Attitudes
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