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Yang, Rui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
In a context of intensified globalization, the importance of international governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations as influencers and shapers of the global environment is becoming prominent. Participation in international organizations leads to active incorporation of nation-states with worldwide connotations. In higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, International Organizations
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Takayama, Keita – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
This article builds on the author's earlier work, published in Vol. 28 No. 1 of this journal, that critiqued the Orientalist legacy in Anglo-American discussions of Japanese education. One of the manifestations of this legacy is the prevailing view among the Anglo-American observers of Japanese education that Japanese education is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Public Education, Political Attitudes
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Chauhan, Chandra Pal Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper analyses the policy of reservation for lower castes in India. This policy is similar to that of affirmative action in the United States. The paper provides a brief overview of the caste system and discusses the types of groups that are eligible for reservation, based on data from government reports. The stance of this paper is that…
Descriptors: Social Class, Public Policy, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries
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Shamim, Fauzia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper aims to critically examine the trends, issues and challenges in policy and practice of English language education in Pakistan. This is done first by historically reviewing the English language education policies since Pakistan's independence in 1947, looking particularly at policy objectives, implementation strategies and outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Shields, Robin; Rappleye, Jeremy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper investigates the relationship between educational policy, equity, and national development in Nepal. It argues that current inequities in educational opportunities and outcomes are largely attributable to persistent inequities and biases in the educational policy framework. We begin by surveying the complex, multifaceted reality of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy
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Sharma, Umesh; Moore, Dennis; Sonawane, Sanjeev – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Attitudes and concerns of pre-service teachers regarding implementation of inclusive education were examined. The participants consisted of 480 pre-service teachers enrolled in a one year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) program at Pune University, in the state of Maharashtra. The results of the study showed that participants had somewhat negative…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Negative Attitudes, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Fenech, Marianne; Waniganayake, Manjula; Fleet, Alma – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
In Australia and internationally, government policies aim to increase the supply of early childhood teachers and thus improve the quality of early childhood education and care services. In this paper, we suggest that such a policy-quality trajectory in Australia is not as straightforward as policy discourses suggest. From industrial relations and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Shortage
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Sinclair, Catherine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
In an era of teacher shortages, what would motivate individuals to become teachers when the demands on teachers are greater than ever and there are plenty of alternative occupations from which to choose? This paper presents the findings of a study of student teachers' motivations to be primary teachers and their commitment to teaching after their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Shortage
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Lim, Christina; Torr, Jane – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
It is widely recognised that teachers' pedagogical practices are influenced by many factors, including their personal experiences, their theoretical knowledge and the institutional context in which they work. Yet little is known about the beliefs held by Singaporean teachers about language and literacy development. Given the significance of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Young Children