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Koh, Aaron; Zhuang, Tengteng – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
This paper examines the "imaginaries" taking place in New Engineering Education (NEE). The NEE is the most recent reform of the engineering education sector in China and is used to interrogate the more encompassing backdrop of the country's national imaginary, the "Chinese Dream." Further, this paper analyzes three important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Abu-Shawish, Reem Khalid; Romanowski, Michael H.; Amatullah, Tasneem – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
Globalization presents Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with opportunities for economic growth and transformation, as many of these nations face economic challenges such as the need for a diversified knowledge-based economy because of the finite resource of hydrocarbons. This requires the development of human capital providing workers with…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Economic Development, Educational Development, Policy Formation
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Hsieh, Chuan-Chung; Tseng, Huan-Kan; Chen, Robin Jung-Cheng – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
Loosened by the laws and regulations, Taiwan's alternative educational policy has allowed public schools to conduct school-wide curriculum transformation experiments, which is a possible opportunity for Taiwanese aborigines who have been subjected to long-term oppression and assimilation to separate from the mainstream ideological educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Nontraditional Education, Curriculum Development
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Guo, Qian; Kim, Young-Suk Grace; Liu, Yan; Peng, Yan; Sun, Wenkai; Wang, Yijie; Yang, Li – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
Thanks to urbanization, some developing countries have a large migrant population. Academic performance of migrant children is usually far from satisfactory, much to the concern of educators and legislators. Meanwhile, research has attested to the importance of reading skill development by the end of third grade for later academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Migrants
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Park, HwaChoon; Hill, Roger B. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
The Teachers' Occupational Work Ethic Scale (TOWES) was developed for assessing teachers' work ethic in Korea. Based on an extensive literature review of work ethic instruments and focus group interviews of 15 principals from elementary, middle, and high schools, 77 initial items were developed. Content and face validity of the items were examined…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Foreign Countries, Work Ethic, Factor Structure
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Ayhan, Kadir Jun; Gouda, Moamen – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
International student-mobility programs are one of the core programs countries employ as part of their public diplomacy portfolio. Policymakers assume that sponsored foreign students would develop positive beliefs about and emotions towards the host country, which in turn would lead to favorable behavior towards it. However, evaluations of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Scholarships, Student Mobility
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Karatas, Kasim; Arpaci, Ibrahim – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
The study investigated the mediating role of tolerance in the relationship between cultural intelligence and xenophobia. The study further investigated the moderating role of gender in the relationships between cultural intelligence, tolerance, and xenophobia. A structural equation modeling-based mediation and multi-group analysis were employed…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intelligence, Stranger Reactions, Preservice Teachers
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Ouyang, Baixiao; Jin, Shuh-Ren; Tien, Hsiu-Lan Shelley – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
This research expanded the three-dimensional vocational identity status model proposed by Crocetti et al. (J Adolesc 31(2):207-222, 2008b, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2007.09.002) to develop the Macao Vocational Identity Status Assessment (MVISA). The MVISA was then validated on two samples of 274 and 245 college students in Macao,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Concept, Professional Identity
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Hong, Moon Suk; Chun, You Jin – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
This paper examines critical aspects of the birth of the new generation of Myanmar's emerging elite groups and their roles in the society based on in-depth qualitative research conducted in two universities in Yangon. It particularly pays close attention to the critical roles of the two universities -- as political, social and knowledge…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Reputation, College Role, College Students
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Singh, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
In previous studies, scholars have noted that challenges experienced by international students have an impact on their academic success. However, limited research has been conducted on how international students overcome the challenges they face in non-Western countries, such as Malaysia. This paper aims to fills this gap by investigating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Foreign Students, Graduate Students
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Xiao, Huimin; Mao, Jun – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
Based on the spatial Durbin model, this paper explored postgraduate education's influence and spatial effects on technological innovation. Using China's provincial panel data from 2004 to 2018, study results revealed that distribution of postgraduates in China showed spatial autocorrelation and non-equilibrium. Overall, postgraduate education…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Graduate Study, Technological Advancement, Foreign Countries
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Mahmud, Rafsan – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
Privatization, marketization, investment, and competition of education have become a global phenomenon with significant implications. While research on demand and patterns of shadow education are increasingly available across the world, very little is known about the scope of parents' investments, family burden, and students' workload. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Tutoring, Family Involvement
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Lim, Doo Hun; Ryu, Hyunok; Jin, Bora – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2020
Accelerated aging trend has become a serious issue in meeting workforce demand in many developing and developed countries. Various workplace interventions have been sought to address this issue. The purpose of this study is to examine the extent that there is a typology of older workers whose skill proficiency and skill utilization are influenced…
Descriptors: Adults, Work Environment, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Jiang, Jiali; Lee, Soo Kyoung; Rah, Min-Joo – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2020
This paper examined the research efficiency of Chinese higher education institutions with a sample of 105 universities (35 universities in each group of "Project 211", "Project 985" and general universities). In order to analyze the relative research efficiency among "Project 211" and "Project 985" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Research, Efficiency
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Kabatas Memis, Esra; Çakan Akkas, Büsra Nur – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the effects of the argumentation-based inquiry (ABI) approach on the critical thinking skills of fifth-grade students in a secondary school using a hybrid method. Using an experimental research model, the study had a semi-experimental design form with pre-test and post-test control groups. It was conducted in a…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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