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Ryan, Janette; Kang, Changyun; Mitchell, Ian; Erickson, Gaalen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The current round of basic education curriculum reform in China is considered by many to be the most radical and wide-reaching. However, very little is known about education reform at the school level. Here we document and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that the reform programme is providing for teachers and schools. We describe…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers
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Liu, Chengfang; Zhang, Linxiu; Luo, Renfu; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian; Shi, Yaojiang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
China has made remarkable progress along the path of economic transformation over the past three decades. To continue its rapid growth in an economy with increasingly higher wages, China's key challenge is whether it can become competitive enough in quasi-skilled and skilled sectors so that more technologically advanced industries and service…
Descriptors: High Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Harris, Jessica; Zhao, Yong; Caldwell, Brian J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
In many ways, China's education system is quite different from systems of education in the West. Rich descriptions of school transformation, however, have revealed that the factors that fuelled transformation in schools in China are also evident in schools in Australia, England, Finland, Wales and the United States. This paper draws on an…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Luo, Renfu; Shi, Yaojiang; Zhang, Linxiu; Liu, Chengfang; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The main goal of this paper is to document the nature of boarding schools and empirically analyse the difference in nutrition intake and malnutrition status between boarding and non-boarding students in western rural China. By using two data sets on boarding schools and boarding students in Shaanxi Province, a representative province in western…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Siblings, Boarding Schools, Nutrition
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Li, Ling; King, Mark E.; Winter, Sam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The December 2008 release of China's new "Guidelines for health education in primary and secondary schools" by the Ministry of Education addressed many of the concerns arising from the academic and popular discourse on Chinese adolescent sexuality and sexuality education. The focus of this reform, common with similar reforms elsewhere in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Adolescents, Guidelines, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Tingjin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Elitism argues that the values and experiences of the political elite shape policy, while institutionalism contends that an individual's behaviour is constrained by institutional settings. This article shows that both perspectives work well overall, while offering persuasive arguments, but the former is dominated by the latter. This explains the…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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Sung, Pei-Fen; Yang, Meng-Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
National identity is one of the most important forms of ideology that affects human behaviours. Yet, the issue of whether it influences history teachers' subject matter knowledge or teaching practice is overlooked most of the time. With regime change in Taiwan, history curriculum and textbooks are no longer dominated by a China-centred narrative;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Teacher Characteristics, Secondary School Teachers
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Wette, Rosemary; Barkhuizen, Gary – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent accounts of college-level English language teaching in China describe environments that, although constrained by the College English Test (CET), are undergoing changes in a number of curriculum areas, including recognition of the need to incorporate communicative approaches and the assessment of practical language abilities. In such times,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, English Teachers
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Gao, Fang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Koreans have been successful in nesting their educational achievement in places like China, where they have earned the title of the "model minority", due primarily to their educational success. Drawing on data from ethnographic research on fourth-grade Korean students in a bilingual Korean school, this article examines the relationship…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Academic Achievement, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Tianlong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This article examines the "back to tradition" movement in Chinese schools and its political nature. It focuses on the launch of the "education in Chinese traditional virtues" project in the 1980s and various new developments at the present time, which continue a revival of Confucianism in Chinese society and education. The…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Democracy, Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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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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Zhu, Chang; Valcke, Martin; Schellens, Tammy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
Recent research has shown interest in studying the relationship between epistemological beliefs and numerous aspects of learning. A new question interests us: Is this kind of relationship homogeneous across cultures? This study focuses on the relationship between epistemological beliefs, learning conceptions, and approaches to study. A sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Student Attitudes
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Zhao, Yong; Zhang, Gaoming; Yang, Wenzhong; Kirkland, David; Han, Xue; Zhang, Jianwei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This article examines one major research journal from China and one from the United States. The study compares the two journals with regard to three questions: 1) Who is doing research published in the journals? 2) What are the major issues and concerns represented in the journals? 3) What research methodologies are favoured in the journals? The…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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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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Yang, Rui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
At the end of 1998, the Chinese central government decided to raise China's level of participation in higher education dramatically. While the move was influenced by a combination of both domestic and external forces, it was a decision fundamentally based on economic considerations. Using the university enrolment expansion policy as an example,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Foreign Countries, Enrollment
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