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Shareefa, Mariyam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper presents findings of a case-study set in one of the small schools of Maldives which was practising the concept of multigrade teaching. The aim of the study was to investigate teachers' experiences of using Differentiated Instruction (DI) in multigrade classes. It also explored the benefits as well as challenges for using DI in the…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Multigraded Classes, Small Schools, Foreign Countries
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Yung, Kevin Wai-Ho – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Private tutoring is one of the unintended outcomes of high-stakes testing and has become a widespread global phenomenon. It is called shadow education because it mimics the mainstream curriculum. From the critical perspective, this study investigated the role of private tutoring in a context of high-stakes testing through Interpretative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Tutoring, Secondary School Students
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Smith, Dorothy; Weller, Jacolyn; Starks, Donna; Kamara, Martha – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Australian pre-service teachers (PSTs) increasingly find themselves in classrooms where students have a diversity of backgrounds, which can lead to questions about the PST's own place identity and how much of this identity they should disclose to students. This article explores how seven PSTs engage with their own sense of place identity when…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Professional Identity, Correlation
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Lee, Richard; Hoe Looi, Kim; Faulkner, Margaret; Neale, Larry – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Like their global counterparts, e-learning platforms are an indispensable technology in many Asia Pacific tertiary institutions. Despite its widespread adoption, e-learning is still being criticized as merely mirroring traditional classroom formats but in digital forms. If tertiary institutions in Asia Pacific wish to harness e-learning and be…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Electronic Learning, Educational Environment
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Guo, Siwen; Li, Lingyan; Sun, Yan; Houang, Richard; Schmidt, William H. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
There is an increasing interest of policies and projects to adapt boarding schools as a means to provide quality education for educationally disadvantaged students. However, little evidence is available for the effectiveness of boarding schools. The current study examined the boarding effect on primary and middle school student mathematics…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Ng, Irene Y. H.; Choo, Hyekyung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Applying path analysis to 237 secondary school students and 320 post-secondary students in Singapore, parents' education was found to have important effects on adolescents' educational aspiration as mediated through educational track and adolescents' financial stress and self-esteem. This effect is strong for adolescents in both secondary and…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Middle Class
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Lee, HyunKyung; Mori, Carolyn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine which, and how, reflective practices as instructional strategies affect students' self-directed learning (SDL) competencies in second language university classes. To answer the research questions, an explanatory mixed-methods approach was used to extend quantitative research through qualitative research.…
Descriptors: Reflection, Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Primus, Doreen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The barriers that indigenous students face in pursuing higher education are substantial and far-reaching. This study seeks to understand the impact of institutional support on engagement of "Orang Asli" students and its effects on their learning outcomes and academic achievement. Quantitative data were collected from 160 "Orang…
Descriptors: Barriers, State Universities, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education
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Owen, Susanne; Wong, Debbie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
After decades of conflict with Indonesia, Timor-Leste is gradually rebuilding its education infrastructure and reclaiming its identity as an independent country. In the first decade post-independence the education sector faced many challenges, including a lack of school buildings and resources, the need to replenish and upskill the Timorese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Capacity Building, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Cheong, Jia-Qi; Narayanan, Suresh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Massive investments in higher education have witnessed a proliferation of public and private universities in Malaysia. A parallel development of concern is the view that public university graduates are finding it more difficult than their private university counterparts in transiting from university to work. To test the empirical veracity of this…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, State Universities, College Graduates
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Suryani, Anne – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In Indonesia, implementation of the Law on Teachers and Lecturers in 2005 increased teacher salaries and led to an oversupply of students in teacher education programs, which might be due to no specific teacher education admission criteria. Consequently, limited teaching positions upon graduation result in more teacher education graduates…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Seniors, Teacher Education Programs, Career Choice
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Szeto, Irene; Ng, Peggy Mei Lan; Wong, Wai Sum Phoebe; Yip, Leslie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The Hong Kong Secondary Education system moved from the traditional "5 + 2 + 3" system to a new "3 + 3 + 4" structure in 2012 with emphasis on whole-person development. Under the new reform, students are required to undertake a block of new general education (GE) subjects apart from their disciplinary-specific education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, General Education, Educational Benefits
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Lian, Yi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons for academic stress in Hong Kong and provide recommendations to the government on ways to alleviate this problem. Using photovoice, 15 undergraduate students from a private community college in Hong Kong were invited to take and discuss photographs regarding their lived experiences of learning.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Photography, Participatory Research
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Song, Sue-Yeon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the organizational changes in higher education institutions across different regional contexts, with a special focus on the trends towards marketization in South Korea and Hong Kong. The study employs a qualitative case study approach to understand the organizational responses to the marketization from…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Tai, Tien-En; Tang, Chia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In Asia, in order to keep up with internationalization, the English-Medium Instruction (EMI) course has become a phenomenon in higher education. In turn, EMI literature has increasingly focused on the role of instructor's pedagogy in reducing students' negative response to EMI courses. Additionally, we further explore, from the students'…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Asians
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