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Craig, Cheryl J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Four narrative fragments involving research disseminated globally -- namely, United States, Israel, The Netherlands, The People's Republic of China -- are used to instantiate the phenomenon of teachers teaching their best-loved selves, without becoming the curriculum themselves. Next, the development of the best-loved self-conceptualization as it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
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Li, Yan; Li, Jessica; Sun, Ye – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Chinese higher education is undergoing fundamental changes to meet the demand of producing high quantity and quality college students. These changes have significantly impacted the work lives of Chinese faculty members. This study investigated Chinese young faculty's job perceptions using four variables: intrinsic motivation, job burnout, job…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Studies suggest that pre-service teachers' existing beliefs often serve as a lens to interpret the subject matter to be taught, guide their thoughts in lesson planning and shape their behaviour in classroom practices during their teaching practicum. This study examines how these beliefs affect pre-service teachers' conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Lesson Plans
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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
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Rhoads, Robert A.; Hu, Juan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This article examines one of China's top universities--Renmin University--and changes in faculty life linked to internationalization and the push to build world-class universities. Employing academic culture as a theoretical lens and case-study methodology, the authors highlight several significant changes, as described in semi-structured…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Briguglio, Carmela; Smith, Robina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This short-term longitudinal study sought to identify the issues faced by a group of international Chinese students undertaking study in an Australian university. While the focus was on educational issues, socio-cultural and personal factors were also examined in an attempt to identify the sorts of strategies students used in settling into a new…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Study Skills
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Xiong, Tao; Qian, Yamin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In this article we examine ideologies of English in present-day China with a special focus on textbook discourse. The research framework is informed by critical theories on language and education. Critical discourse analysis is applied as a methodological approach characterized by a socially committed attitude in the explanation and interpretation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Development, Sociolinguistics
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Mok, Ka Ho; Wong, Yu Cheung; Guo, Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
In July 2010, the State Council of the People's Republic of China published an "Outline for National Educational Development" with a strong conviction to transform China from an economic power into a country of "soft power" and "strength in human resources". In order to realize such a policy goal, the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Creativity, Human Capital, Educational Quality
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Chan, Wing Kit; Ngok, Kinglun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Since 1999, the expansion of higher education has been viewed as an important step in accumulating human capital for China that was to gradually open its domestic sectors to the global market at a turbulent time at the turn of the century. Recent studies suggest that the improvement of human capital has succeeded in preparing China with a solid…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Equal Education, Disadvantaged
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Chan, Sheng-Ju – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Taiwan has undertaken a series of cross-border collaboration with China for the past two decades. This paper aims to investigate the Taiwanese approach and policies of educational collaboration with China in a globalized context, where international competitiveness has become a great concern for most countries. It also examines how the Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Human Capital, National Security, Racial Segregation, Governance
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Wong, Yu-Cheung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Hong Kong's population has increased by around one million per decade from the end of World War II till the 1990s. A large proportion of this growth came from the mass influx of migrants from Mainland China, and the children born to them. During the 1960s and 1970s when Hong Kong's economy was booming rapidly, career advancement opportunities were…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Poverty, Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment
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Price, Linda; Richardson, John T. E.; Robinson, Bernadette; Ding, Xia; Sun, Xiaoling; Han, Cuiling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
It has been claimed that students from "Confucian-heritage" cultures approach studying in higher education differently from Western students. This study investigated the experiences and the approaches to studying of students at a university in China. A total of 356 students completed both the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Study Habits
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He, An E. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Educational decentralization is a worldwide phenomenon, which takes different forms and leads to different outcomes in different socio-economic contexts. Taking Chinese-English bilingual education in Mainland China as an exemplar, this study examines how the decentralization of education has worked in China in the past two decades, and what…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism
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Nyland, Berenice; Nyland, Chris; Yan, Zhang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Chinese children with an urban household registration ("hukou") normally attend subsidized preschools for three years prior to primary school. This is an experience available to relatively few of China's many millions of migrant children whose families are registered as rural residents but choose to migrate to urban areas. This paper…
Descriptors: Migrant Education, Migrant Children, Foreign Countries, Early Experience
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Wang, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
The last three decades have witnessed great social, political and economic change in China since the market reforms in the late 1970s. A market economy was adopted as a replacement to the planned economy in order to allocate resources more efficiently. Consequently, higher education in China has undergone dramatic reforms to adapt to this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privatization, Free Enterprise System, Governance
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