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Geerlings, L. R. C.; Lundberg, A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper re-reads a selection of critical interdisciplinary theories in an attempt to open a space in higher education for cross-cultural dialogue during the rise of Asia. Theories of globalization, deterritorialization, power/knowledge and postcolonialism indicate that students and academics have the ability to re-imagine and influence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Power Structure, Knowledge Level
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Manzon, Maria – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Comparative education in Asia is witnessing changing discourses, structural opportunities, and invigorated leadership. This article will review the institutionalization of comparative education in Asia from a sociological perspective, drawing on Bourdieu's theory on the logic of social practice. After giving an overview of the historical roots of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology
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Gu, Mingyue Michelle; Mak, Barley; Qu, Xiaoyuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores how ethnic minority students in Hong Kong secondary schools discursively construct their identities in relation to culture, heritage, and social discourse. It finds that the ethnic minority students negotiate their identities within multiple positioning from parents, school, and the broader social discourse on minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Secondary School Students
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Tan, Aik-Ling; Lee, Peter Peng Foo; Cheah, Yin Hong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study examines the verbal interactions among a group of pre-service teachers as they engaged in scientific discussions in a medicinal chemistry course. These discussions were part of the course that encompassed an explicit instruction of scientific argumentation structures as well as an applied component, whereby the pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Peer Relationship
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Lin, Eric S.; Lu, Yu-Lung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper takes advantage of the Taiwan Assessment of Student Achievement data set to empirically evaluate whether the test score differentials between pupils with immigrant and native mothers are substantial across subjects, grades and years. Our results show that there exist test score differentials between the two groups after controlling for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Mothers
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Bray, Mark; Manzon, Maria – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
The institutional framework of the field of comparative education has developed significantly in recent decades. One manifestation of development has been the establishment and activities of professional societies. This paper focuses on 12 societies that operate in Asia and the Pacific. Some of these societies have long histories while others are…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Periodicals, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Dobinson, Toni – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The impetus for this argumentative paper is anecdotal evidence overheard in West Australian educational settings indicating that there continues to be "othering" of learners from Asian backgrounds. Exploring prevailing Western social, theoretical and educational discourses associated with Asia, the author argues that teacher education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Education Courses
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LaSpina, James Andrew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
How do Asia Pacific educators make sense of culture in the curriculum in terms appropriate to the twenty-first century? With the advance of globalization, is the idea of a culture (whether national, ethnic, or indigenous) as a way of life sustainable? In such a paradoxical setting where global forces appear to both affirm and undercut local…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This study investigated possible factors that might influence the degree of student participation in asynchronous online discussion forums. Degree of participation refers to the number of messages posted by the students. Data were collected from 41 forums, students' reflection logs, and students' interviews. Of these 41 forums, the top third…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Familiarity, Student Participation, Asians
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Cho, Seonhee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
This study reports on the non-discursive aspects of the disciplinary enculturation experiences of five international doctoral students from East Asia in three Second Language studies graduate programmes in the United States. Based largely on interview data, this study examined how students participate in their graduate discourse communities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Communities, Acculturation, Communities of Practice
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Park, Jaddon; Niyozov, Sarfaroz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
Madaris (plural of madrasa) face a multitude of challenges in preparing students for life in rapidly modernising societies and emerging globalised knowledge economies. The complexity of the role and tasks of madaris, which are caught in the interface of modernity and tradition, the challenges they face, and the strategies they develop to address…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instruction, Educational Change, Religious Education
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Bunnell, Tristan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
The past decade has seen the emergence, predominantly in Thailand and mainland China, of a form of educational institution that has had little scholarly attention or generic identification. This paper shows how the ad hoc and opportunistic franchising of elite English private schools, beginning with the hyper-capitalist exportation of the Dulwich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business, Private Schools, Competitive Selection
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Marinelli, Maurizio – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
This article is written in line with the debate on internationalisation in higher education, especially taking into consideration the connections between the rise of East Asia and the need to internationalise the universities in the West. The author focuses specifically on his professional experience as a member of the Expanding East Asian Studies…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends
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Welch, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
Using Castells' four principal functions of universities, this article examines several key dilemmas relating to governance of higher education in SE Asia, (specifically Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). While all five nations value universities highly, and aspire to widen access to higher education, none can provide public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Foreign Countries, College Administration
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Pennycook, Alastair – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
In this paper I suggest that as educators we need to understand that the spaces and cultures our students inhabit are to be found not so much in predefinitions of cultural background or in studies of classrooms as cultural spaces as in the transcultural flows with which our students engage. Thus, my argument is not only that, as Singh and Doherty…
Descriptors: Global Education, Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Cultural Background
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