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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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Qazi, M. Habib; Shah, Saeeda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This paper problematizes the interplay between curriculum textbooks and national identity constructions. Drawing on data from Bangladesh's school-textbooks, and students' and teachers' perspectives, the study identifies factors shaping Bangladesh's national identity in the textbook discourses and discusses students' experiences of these in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Alhadabi, Amal; Aldhafri, Said; Alkharusi, Hussain; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim; Alrajhi, Marwa; AlBarashdi, Hafidha – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The current study investigated the associations between three maternal and paternal parenting styles, moral intelligence, academic self-efficacy and learning motivation in three serial mediation models. Omani adolescents enrolled in 7th to 11th grades (N = 296) responded to an online survey containing demographic items and scales measuring the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Adolescents
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Choi, Boungho; Park, Soowon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to translate and validate the Korean version of the social achievement goals scale, which is known to be a significant variable in predicting social behaviour and social adjustments. There were 133 seventh grade middle school students (male = 64, female = 69) who took part in Study 1, and 425 seventh to eighth grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Goal Orientation
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Wang, Shutao; Mao, Yaqing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Using propensity score matching method, this study examined the effect of boarding on campus on left-behind children (LBC)'s sense of school belonging and their academic achievement. The condition of boarding schools was also examined closely in this study. Data were collected from 6,638 students from 74 rural boarding schools in 11 provinces in…
Descriptors: Probability, Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Foreign Countries
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Ker, Hsiang-Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Motivational constructs and students' engagements have great impacts on students' mathematics achievements, yet they have not been theoretically investigated using international large-scale assessment data. This study utilized the mathematics data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 to conduct a comparative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Merga, Margaret Kristin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The link between recreational book reading and improved literacy performance is consistently supported by educational research. Increasing engagement in recreational book reading remains imperative for English teachers, though how to best facilitate this in a secondary context is an object of contention, with limited research in this field. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Reading Skills
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Knowles, Ryan Thomas – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Utilizing data from the 2009 IEA International Civic and Citizenship Study Asian Regional Module, this secondary analysis explores the relationship between traditional Asian values and democratic citizenship. Findings identify two dimensions of Asian values: Asian civic values and obedience to authority. Among South Korean students, Asian civic…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Cultural Influences, Social Values, Democratic Values
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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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Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; den Brok, Perry; Bosker, Roel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the distribution of interpersonal profiles based on students' and teachers' perceptions and to examine the associations between students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviour and learning motivation in Indonesia. Participants were 1900 secondary school students (grades 7 to 9) across 66 (Mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Motivation
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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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Malik, Ranbir Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
In a doctoral study undertaken at Edith Cowan University the author set out to investigate the influence of home and school environments on the academic performance and educational/occupational aspirations of high school students from eight Chinese-Australian and Anglo-Australian families residing in a middle class suburb of Perth metropolitan…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Participant Observation, Life Style, Occupational Aspiration