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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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Huang, Futao – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore key aspects of the personal, educational, and professional characteristics of international faculty and their work roles at Japanese universities based on findings from a national survey of international faculty in 2017. Main findings include the following: first the demographic profile of international…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Faculty Workload, Foreign Countries
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Wenqin, Shen; Yao, Gao; Bin, Zhang; Jin, Jiang – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
PhD graduates play an important role in the national innovation system. However, only a few studies have explored Chinese PhD graduates' employment and development prospects because of limited data. To fill in this gap, this study conducted a survey of doctoral recipients in 13 Chinese universities. The authors drew on the national survey data and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Career Choice, Preferences
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Shin, Jung Cheol; Gress, Douglas R. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Interest in the careers of expatriate academics has rapidly grown in recent years. The specified organizational and cultural norms to which a host-university expects expatriate academics to conform, however, have been left largely unexplored. A conjoined question, too, is whether or not the university is successfully managing for diversity. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, College Faculty, Universities
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Kim, Eunyoung; Benson, Stefanie; Alhaddab, Taghreed A. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
In the declining academic job market--with fewer tenured and tenure-track posts and an increased use of part-time faculty coupled with constant high attrition rates in doctoral education in the United States--the quality and value of graduate education have recently come under scrutiny. Most of the literature on graduate education focuses on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development, Graduate Students
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Wu, Xian; Huang, Futao – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
To attract and hire high-level international faculty to leading universities is an important task in building world-class universities in China. However, there is much left to explore and to understand about international faculty in China. Based on a brief review of China's higher education system and international faculty, findings from "A…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, National Surveys, Teacher Characteristics
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Da Wan, Chang; Morshidi, Sirat – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Malaysia aspires for its higher education to be relevant, referred, and respected globally. To achieve that, the Malaysia Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025 spelt out the need to search for talent beyond national boundaries, as well as develop the capacity to attract, develop and retain this talent. International academics, who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Teacher Recruitment
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Li, Mei; Yang, Rui; Wu, Jun – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Over the past decade or so, Chinese government has been strategically luring back overseas Chinese high-fliers to strengthen science, technology, and higher education. One of the major initiatives is the Thousand Youth Talents Scheme (TYTS) launched in 2011. By 2017, 2980 Thousand Youth Talents Scheme scholars (TYTSs) had been recruited into…
Descriptors: Talent, Professional Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Overseas Employment
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Horta, Hugo – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
This study explores the association between PhD students' self-perception of skills and their career plans, which are analytically transformed into three non-academic sectors in relation to the academic sector (which serves as the baseline). Drawing on a representative sample of PhD students at a globally oriented research university in Asia (the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Shin, J. C.; Postiglione, Gerard A.; Ho, K. C. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
East Asian higher education is experiencing a massive growth in doctoral education with the world-class university initiatives. The growth of doctoral education in the region is remarkable especially¬†as seen in the Chinese system which became positioned as the world's second largest doctoral degree-granting system. Yet, there are growing issues in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Employment Opportunities, Educational Trends, Educational Change
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Shin, Jung Cheol; Kim, Seung Jung; Kim, Eunyoung; Lim, Heejin – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
This study investigates the relationships between students' satisfaction with their doctoral program and motivational and socio-environmental factors. In this study, doctoral students' satisfaction with their program is measured by their learning experiences such as quality of theoretical knowledge, research methodology, and competency. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Employment Opportunities, Student Attitudes
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