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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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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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Puad, Lalu Mohammad Abid Zainul; Ashton, Karen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explores six secondary school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' views on classroom-based assessment at an Islamic boarding school in Lombok, Indonesia. Researching teacher views is important as a significant curriculum reform which mandates teachers' use of formative assessment practices within the classroom is planned for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Islam, Religious Schools
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Liu, W. C.; Wang, John C. K.; Kang, H. J.; Kee, Ying Hwa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study aims to examine the motivational profiles of Malay students in Singapore-based self-regulated learning framework (Pintrich & De Groot, 1990) and self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985). The sample consisted of 740 secondary school students from 24 tuition centres for Malay students only. The students were from three…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics
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Purcell, Mary Elizabeth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Recent rapid increase in the number of Australians of Asian backgrounds has significantly altered the demographic mosaic in schools. This has major ramifications for Australian classrooms with regards to the transnational exchanges now ubiquitous. In response, this paper proposes a view of cosmopolitanism as "transnational literacy" as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Asians, Teaching Methods
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Koh, Koon Teck; Morris Koh, Leong Seng; Bloom, Gordon A.; Loughead, Todd M. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study examined the perceptions of key stakeholders of a high school athlete leadership development training programme. Participants included 36 athletes (males = 23, females = 13) from two team sports (rugby n = 11 and volleyball n = 6) and two individual sports (bowling n = 8 and table tennis n = 11), as well as four coaches representing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, High School Students, Leadership Training
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Chee, Wai-Chi; Ullah, Rizwan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Ethnic minority parents often appear to be less involved in school functions and activities than their culturally dominant counterparts. Their invisibility is usually assumed due to a lack of either interest or parental capacity to oversee their children's education. However, the simplistic equation between parental involvement in children's…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Yi, Hyun Sook; Na, Wooyoul – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Maths anxiety has been of great concern for many educators and educational policymakers because of its adverse effects on students' maths performance and career path. Various empirical studies have been conducted to explore the factors predicting maths anxiety, and they have typically been based on a limited set of pre-specified variables, such as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Predictor Variables, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Luo, Wenshu; Lim, Simon Qing Wei; Choong, Pek Lan; Liem, Gregory Arief D. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study investigated the mediational relationship between teachers' perceived school goal structure, achievement goals and emotions in teaching. The participants were 495 Singapore teachers who took an online survey on the measured variables. We conducted structural equation modelling to test the hypothesized mediation model and found that…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Teng, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study explores the effects of school climate on the disparities in students' mathematics achievement, drawing on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 for Shanghai, China. The results of a two-level linear model and quantile regression indicate that three dimensions of school climate (student--teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Morale, Teacher Student Relationship, Achievement Gap
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Keung, Chrysa P. C.; Mak, Barley S. Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The current New Senior Secondary curriculum was implemented in Hong Kong in 2009. This educational reform promotes a paradigm shift in learning and teaching strategies, with the ultimate goal to prepare secondary school students for meeting the changing needs of the workplace and for lifelong learning. This paper reports empirical findings by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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Jung, Yong Ju; Cho, Kyungwha; Shin, Won Sug – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Numerous studies have focused on both intrinsic and extrinsic variables to explain teachers' technology integration into teaching. Summarizing such studies, an encompassing construct suggests that knowledge, confidence, beliefs, and culture affect teachers' technology use. However, few studies empirically verified this theoretical construct.…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Jaekyung; Kang, Chungseo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study challenges prior evidence on the impact of Korea's high-stakes school accountability policy as a tool to improve overall achievement and close achievement gaps. Applying difference-in-differences method, the study compares Korean high school students' reading and math test score trends before and after the policy based on the National…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Accountability, Educational Policy, High Stakes Tests
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Chao, Tzu-Yang; Sung, Yao-Ting – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Students of middling achievement who achieve intermediate results on the Basic Competence Test, a national high-stakes entrance examination in Taiwan, experience the highest test anxiety. The present study explored why such students experienced greater test anxiety and the source of that anxiety. A questionnaire survey was administered to 5,220…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Adolescents, Grade 9
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