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Chen, Xinxin; Yi, Hongmei; Zhang, Linxiu; Mo, Di; Chu, James; Rozelle, Scott – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Aiming to provide better education facilities and improve the educational attainment of poor rural students, China's government has been merging remote rural primary schools into centralized village, town, or county schools since the late 1990s. To accompany the policy, boarding facilities have been constructed that allow (mandate) primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools
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Protacio, Maria Selena; Sarroub, Loukia K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
In this article, we describe the reading practices in a public and high-achieving 6th grade English classroom in the Philippines. By utilizing a four resources model, we discuss the different roles that students assume in this classroom. Students in this class are mainly code breakers and text users and have limited opportunities to assume the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Instruction, Grade 6
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Wei, Dan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This paper examines how social capital formed by effective parental practices within Chinese families influences student achievement. Survey responses from 266 students from Grades 4 to 6 in a suburban elementary school in China were analysed to identify their perceptions of parental practices (support, pressure, help, monitoring and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Social Capital