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Zhu, Yan; Leung, Frederick K. S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
One of the main features of globalization is the increasing mobility of population. As an immigrant society, Hong Kong has witnessed waves of Mainland Chinese arrivals and assimilation into her mainstream, particularly around the change of sovereignty period. School-aged children constitute a substantial fraction of the new population. Given their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Achievement Gap
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Aun, Toh Kok; Tiong, Ho Boon; Kum, Wan Yoke; Ang, Diana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
The prospect of using internationally generated comparative data, augmented with practice patterns, to provide useful information from which countries can learn from each other, is gaining acceptance from the increasing popularity of such an approach (Stigler and Hiebert, 1999). Using the survey data from TIMSS we examine the beliefs of teachers…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers