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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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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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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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Daniel, Graham R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Parent involvement in family-school partnerships is widely acknowledged as supporting children's schooling outcomes. This involvement, however, reduces as children move through the school grades, and can be lower in families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher facilitation of parent involvement, or teacher outreach, is strongly linked to the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Zein, Subhan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Although English is only an extra-curricular subject at primary level in Indonesia, expectations over the improved quality of the teachers are exceptionally high. This is the case in the past few years in which the low proficiency of primary English teachers and their lack of teaching competencies have repeatedly been pointed out as major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Primary Education
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Yeo, Lay See; Chong, Wan Har; Neihart, Maureen F.; Huan, Vivien S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Teachers' positive attitude is most critically and consistently associated with successful inclusion. However, little is known about teachers' first-hand encounters with inclusive education in Singapore. We present findings from a qualitative study on inclusion based on focus group interviews with 202 teachers from 41 resourced primary schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Nyland, Berenice; Nyland, Chris; Gao, Yang; Ng, Josephine; Zeng, Xiaodong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper is about an experiment in non-formal early childhood education for migrant children in Beijing. The Si Huan Playgroup was set up by a group of volunteers in 2004 and is built on ideas of early childhood pedagogy, equity, life-long learning and non-formal education. Non-formal education has implications for policy makers as this is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Early Childhood Education, Migrant Children
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Poon, Kenneth K.; Yang, Xueyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The student profile, model of service delivery, and support practices for young children with disabilities receiving early childhood intervention (ECI) in Singapore is reported and contrasted in this study. The supervisors/managers/principals of eight Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) centres, eight Integrated Child…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Young Children, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Li, Titus Siu Pang; Choi, Ben Cheong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Shadow education across Southeast Asia is quite diverse in form, its development in Macao being particularly distinctive. A brief history of educational provision in Macao is presented and patterns of educational provision over the past five centuries are outlined. The basic education available to students in Macao in recent years is then…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Supplementary Education, Private Education, Educational History
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Helmer, Janet; Harper, Helen; Lea, Tess; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.; Chalkiti, Kalotina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
This paper explores the challenges of conducting systematic research, using our experiences of conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of ABRACADABRA, an online tool for early childhood literacy instruction as the contextual framework. By discussing how the research team resolved such perennial issues as high teacher turnover, low or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Computer Software, Literacy