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Seeberg, Vilma; Baily, Supriya; Khan, Asima; Ross, Heidi; Wang, Yimin; Shah, Payal; Wang, Lei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines how non-governmental organizations create resources and spaces for girls and women's education and empowerment in China, India and Pakistan--in the context of global expectations and local state relations as well as cultural norms. We examine the dynamics that foster female empowerment associated with educational attainment.…
Descriptors: Females, Social Change, Empowerment, Womens Education
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Wong, Yi-Lee; Zhou, Yisu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
While the existence of a class, gender, or ethnic gap in educational attainment is well documented for many societies, how the practice of grade retention contributes to these patterns of educational inequality has been inadequately addressed. Given that grade retention is commonly practised in Macao, Macao is used as a case for illustration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Equal Education, Secondary School Students
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Au, Wai Chun Cherry; Kennedy, Kerry John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Hong Kong underwent tremendous changes after the transfer of its sovereignty to China in 1997. This study attempts to explore the changing role of schools in preparing students for future democratic citizenship in the post-colonial era. Different researchers have postulated that schools play a crucial role in the political socialization process in…
Descriptors: Role, Academic Achievement, Civics, Teaching Methods
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Hung, Cheng-Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The national curriculum reformers, regarded as members of the social elites and intellectuals, projected their vision of identity onto the curriculum which they constructed and influenced the next generation's national consciousness. In the tangled relationship between politics and education, the selection of the reformers in a sense dictates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, National Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of the worldwide trend to introduce English as a foreign language (EFL) into primary schools at ever younger ages. This trend has gained momentum in recent years, affecting millions of children in countries throughout Asia. A policy decision of this kind has far-reaching implications but it is often made without…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Taylor, Elisabeth; Taylor, Peter Charles; Karnovsky, Saul; Aly, Anne; Taylor, Nell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005 confronted Australia and its neighbours directly for the first time with the dangers of violent extremism. Since then, the Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA), consisting of former victims, their families and other interested parties, has been lobbying for the creation of the "Bali Peace Park" to be…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Violence, Terrorism
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Akdag, Zeynep; Haser, Çigdem – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish early childhood education teachers' perception of inclusion before they started their teaching profession and to explore their experiences with the children with disabilities in their first year of teaching. Sixteen Turkish pre-service teachers were first interviewed when they completed the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Pae, Tae-Il – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study presents findings on three research agendas: (1) the difference between native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in students' attitudes toward and motivation for learning English, (2) the moderating effect of the type of class (i.e., English Conversation vs. Practical English) on the…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ker, Hsiang-Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Motivational constructs and students' engagements have great impacts on students' mathematics achievements, yet they have not been theoretically investigated using international large-scale assessment data. This study utilized the mathematics data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 to conduct a comparative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chua, Shuyi; Sim, Jasmine B.-Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Critical patriotism is an ideal in many liberal Western nations. Few studies, however, explore how teachers understand and teach critical patriotism and the possible tensions arising from its adoption, especially in non-Western contexts. This qualitative case study explores the understandings and practices of two Social Studies teachers from an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Patriotism, Critical Thinking, Public Policy
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Huang, Teng; Ou, Yung-Sheng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The rise of reflexivity and neoliberalism has led to a change in the nature of the public sphere and policy management. Thus, focusing only on analyses of state-initiated policy and the actions of central government is not conducive to understanding the complex process of policy implementation today. Hence, this study aims to analyse the politics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism
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Ro, Jina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores three Korean teachers' experiences of carrying out practitioner inquiry as a means of providing meaningful teaching under the test-centred schooling regime in Korea. Practitioner inquiry is a concept that includes multiple genres of educational research such as action research, teacher research, and self-study that aim to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Peterson, Andrew; Bentley, Brendan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
In late 2013 a new curriculum for Civics and Citizenship education was published by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority for use in Australian schools. In line with previous curricular initiatives concerning education for citizenship in Australia a key rationale behind the new subject is the education of "active…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Bhowmik, Miron Kumar; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper reports a case study on Maneesha Rai, a Nepalese girl living in Hong Kong and an "out of school" student. Based on in-depth interviews, a case was constructed of her previous school days and current "out of school" days. These provided a vivid picture of her life and several themes were created using schema analysis…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Marginson, Simon; Dang, Thi Kim Anh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The article reviews the social-educational theorization of the early Soviet psychologist L. S. Vygotsky (1896-1934) in the light of the impact of communicative globalization in educational practice. Vygotsky proposed four "genetic domains" for investigating higher cognitive processes: the phylogenetic (humans undergoing natural…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Sociocultural Patterns, Heuristics, Educational Theories
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