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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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Guo, Qiang; Xu, Yueting – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Formative assessment (FA) has been widely adopted in higher education instruction yet university teachers' use of FA is underexplored. In the Chinese context of teaching English writing to students who learn English as a foreign language (EFL), the use of FA is intriguing because of both the university students' generally poor English writing…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ma, Lihong; Luo, Haifeng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
As an important variable in critical thinking instruction, teacher cognition has been emphasized in recent years, but there is relatively insufficient understanding of how Chinese pre-service teachers perceive the cultivation of critical thinking in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). From the perspective of Vygotsky's sociocultural…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Hui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In China, the government had created a policy-friendly educational setting for rural migrant children for a long period after 2001. Yet in 2013, in some metropolitan areas such as Beijing and Shanghai, the schooling policy retuned to more demanding criteria, bringing hardships to many migrant families. This paper examines the power relations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Power Structure, Policy Formation
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Zhang, Jianhua; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explored the relationship between learners' perceptions of native and non-native English-speaking teachers' teaching competence and their motivation for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Data were collected from 218 EFL learners in an intensive English programme in four universities in mainland China using two instruments:…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers
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Wang, Hao; Chao, Xia; Sun, Shunv – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Using Norton's conception of identity and Harré and Moghaddam's positioning theory, the current study examines how a group of Tibetan students' situated context affects their identity (re)construction in a traditionally non-multiethnic interior university in China. Drawing from interview, biographies, document, and artefact data, our findings…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnic Groups, Universities, Student Attitudes
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Lei, Man; Medwell, Jane – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The term Professional Development (PD) was first introduced to English teachers in China in the Revised Curriculum Standards (RCS). For PD to be effective, the teachers and policymakers involved in its implementation need to have a common understanding of its scope and purposes, but little is known about how English teachers in China understand…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Teacher professional development (TPD) is regarded as crucial to fostering teacher improvement. Recent calls for the internationalization of teacher education and professional development, including teachers undertaking courses taught abroad, have enhanced the scope of TPD opportunities. Yet, little is currently known about how such international…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Licui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been recognized as a promising infrastructure for teacher professional development and student achievement. There has been increasing research interest in PLCs outside mainstream Western contexts. Based on literature and documentary analysis, this paper outlines the historical development of PLCs in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Lesson Plans
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Song, Yang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Based on ethnographic data, the present study examines how being critical has been understood, valued and practiced among students enrolled in international English-as-the-medium-of-instruction (EMI) Master's porgrammes in a top-rated comprehensive university in China. Drawing on the Foucauldian ethico-political axes of self-formation, this…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Gao, Qiyang; Chen, Peiyao; Zhou, Zan; Jiang, Jielei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study aimed to identify relationships between school climate, proactive personality, achievement motivation, and the trait creativity of primary school students by means of a path model. We examined 603 Chinese primary school students in terms of their perceptions of their school climates and relationships with teachers and peers. The results…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Children
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Du, Xiangyun; Chaaban, Youmen; Sabah, Saed; Al-Thani, Alanood Mubarak; Wang, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study investigated student teachers' preferred active learning strategies, and those which they actually received during their teacher preparation programmes. An explanatory mixed methods research design was adopted, including a survey completed by 308 participants and group interviews involving 38 participants. Data were gathered from…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Fan, Jason; Jin, Yan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Despite the increasing discussions on quality and professionalism in the field of language assessment, limited empirical research is currently available on whether language testing practice conforms to the best practice model prescribed in professional standards. Situated in the context of Chinese higher education, this study examined how English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Student Placement
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Gao, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
International collaborations in the vocational and training (VET) sector have grown significantly in the past three decades in China as well as in other parts of the world. Despite its growing prominence, it remains a largely under-researched field compared to the large volume of research on universities' internationalization. In particular, it is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education
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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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