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Wang, Lijuan; Qi, Jing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study aims to examine the general and sport-specific attitudes of elementary school students towards including students with disabilities in physical education and identifying student-related variables that determine such attitudes. A total of 872 students ranged from eight to 13 years old (461 boys and 411 girls) from six elementary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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Teng, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study explores the effects of school climate on the disparities in students' mathematics achievement, drawing on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 for Shanghai, China. The results of a two-level linear model and quantile regression indicate that three dimensions of school climate (student--teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Morale, Teacher Student Relationship, Achievement Gap
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Cai, Jinfang; Sun, Meilu; Kosaka, Michitaka – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Correctly identifying the role of students is important for education providers to serve high-quality education. This paper presents a novel notion of value co-creator for describing the role of older learners in older adult education (OAE) from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Theoretically, we propose eight foundational premises and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Older Adults, Higher Education
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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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Zhang, Jia; Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This quantitative study investigated and compared the development of professional learning communities in schools located in two Chinese cities, namely, Shanghai and Mianyang. The two cities have significant differences in terms of educational, economic, social, and cultural development. While Shanghai is a directly controlled municipality in East…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Communities of Practice
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McNaught, Carmel; Lok, Beatrice; Yin, Hongbiao; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Song, Huan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Classroom experience is shaped by a number of factors. In this paper, we report a classroom observation study in China, illustrating regional variation in students' classroom learning experiences. Through comparing and contrasting observed classroom practices in three different regions in China (Chongqing, Hong Kong and Shanghai), the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
The article examines two key concepts in research on policy borrowing and lending that are often used to explain why and how educational reforms travel across national boundaries: reception and translation. The studies on reception analyse the political, economic, and cultural reasons that account for the attractiveness of a reform from elsewhere.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Mok, Ida Ah Chee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
The "East Asian learner paradox" refers to the apparent contradiction between the "teacher-dominated" learning environment in East Asia, which is generally perceived to be non-conducive to learning, and the outstanding performance of East Asian students in comparative studies. This study attempts to explain this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness