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Liaw, Yuan-Ling; Wu, Yuanyue; Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
International large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have emerged as important tools for understanding educational systems within Asia and around the world. Although the achievement scales tend to capture the majority of the world's attention the background scales have become important tools in…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Since the 1980s, the establishment of a socialist market economy has quickened the pace of China's economic development; at the same time, increased modernization and globalization have influenced, to varying degrees, the development of music and music education. With reference to 12 secondary schools in Beijing, this empirical study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Preferences, Music Education
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Zhang, Jian; Qiao, Fangbin; Li, Binbin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In many Chinese universities and colleges, female students outperform male students in social science subjects. This paper presents a case study, which examines gender difference in economic education in a Chinese university. We look at a sample of students from the Chinese university and find that holding constant observed student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Economics Education, Gender Differences
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Nyland, Berenice; Nyland, Chris; Gao, Yang; Ng, Josephine; Zeng, Xiaodong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper is about an experiment in non-formal early childhood education for migrant children in Beijing. The Si Huan Playgroup was set up by a group of volunteers in 2004 and is built on ideas of early childhood pedagogy, equity, life-long learning and non-formal education. Non-formal education has implications for policy makers as this is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Early Childhood Education, Migrant Children
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Cai, Hongxing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The paper examines how the Chinese knowledge diaspora contributes to Peking University's endeavours to become a world-class university through an in-depth study of its implementation of the 111 Project. Based on the participants' personal experiences of international collaboration, the article finds that overseas Chinese scholars have played an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Experience, Teacher Role
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Halstead, J. Mark; Zhu, Chuanyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent educational reforms in China have emphasized "learner autonomy", but this differs in crucial respects from the concept of "personal autonomy", which is a central goal of western liberal education. The many changes that have resulted from the opening up policy in China in the last 30 years include what has been called…
Descriptors: Individualism, High Schools, Class Activities, Personal Autonomy
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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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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