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Suryani, Anne – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In Indonesia, implementation of the Law on Teachers and Lecturers in 2005 increased teacher salaries and led to an oversupply of students in teacher education programs, which might be due to no specific teacher education admission criteria. Consequently, limited teaching positions upon graduation result in more teacher education graduates…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Seniors, Teacher Education Programs, Career Choice
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Puad, Lalu Mohammad Abid Zainul; Ashton, Karen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explores six secondary school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' views on classroom-based assessment at an Islamic boarding school in Lombok, Indonesia. Researching teacher views is important as a significant curriculum reform which mandates teachers' use of formative assessment practices within the classroom is planned for…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Islam, Religious Schools
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Zhu, Jinxin; Kuang, Xiaoxue; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Not yet citizens, adolescents are encouraged through civic education to consider an active role in the future political life of their societies. This study seeks to understand the mediating role of political self-efficacy and political interest in the association between previous civic experience and Asian adolescents' expected participation in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Efficacy, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Elisabeth; Taylor, Peter Charles; Karnovsky, Saul; Aly, Anne; Taylor, Nell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005 confronted Australia and its neighbours directly for the first time with the dangers of violent extremism. Since then, the Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA), consisting of former victims, their families and other interested parties, has been lobbying for the creation of the "Bali Peace Park" to be…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Violence, Terrorism
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Zein, Subhan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Although English is only an extra-curricular subject at primary level in Indonesia, expectations over the improved quality of the teachers are exceptionally high. This is the case in the past few years in which the low proficiency of primary English teachers and their lack of teaching competencies have repeatedly been pointed out as major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Primary Education
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Sumintono, Bambang; Sheyoputri, Elslee Y. A.; Jiang, Na; Misbach, Ifa H.; Jumintono – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The preparation and development of school leaders is now considered to be fundamental to school and system improvement. In the pursuit of educational change and reform, the leadership of the principal is deemed to be of critical importance. This qualitative study is part of a large scale research project that is exploring principal preparation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Qualitative Research, Secondary Schools
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Kong, Seng Yeap; Yaacob, Naziaty Mohd; Ariffin, Ati Rosemary Mohd – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The use of the physical environment as a three-dimensional (3-D) textbook is not a common practice in educational facilities design. Previous researches documented that little progress has been made to incorporate environmental education (EE) into architecture, especially among the conventional designers who are often constrained by the budget and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Computer Simulation, Textbooks
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Fox, Christine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
The broad goals of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) are: (1) to advance education for international understanding in the interests of peace, intercultural co-operation, mutual respect among peoples and observance of human rights; and (2) to improve education systems so that the right of all to education may be more…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Asians, Global Approach, Partnerships in Education
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Luschei, Thomas F.; Zubaidah, Ida – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
As one of the world's largest and most diverse countries, Indonesia faces an enormous challenge as it seeks to upgrade the skills and knowledge of its widespread primary teacher workforce. This challenge is even more acute in remote rural areas, where practising teachers require specialized training to work in classrooms with children of different…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Opportunities, Teaching Methods, Rural Areas
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Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; den Brok, Perry; Bosker, Roel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the distribution of interpersonal profiles based on students' and teachers' perceptions and to examine the associations between students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviour and learning motivation in Indonesia. Participants were 1900 secondary school students (grades 7 to 9) across 66 (Mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Motivation
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Marwan, Ardi; Sweeney, Trudy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
Educational technology is becoming more pervasive in Indonesian vocational higher institutions, yet there is limited research available about Indonesian teachers' perceptions of this innovation. This paper sets out to contribute to this gap in the research literature and reports on a study that investigated the factors which supported and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Technology Integration, Interviews, Educational Technology
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Jackson, Elisabeth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
Indonesia's post-1998 transition to democracy has presented Muslim educators with the opportunity to take part in shaping the future of Indonesian democracy in ways that are consistent with Muslim social, political, and educational aspirations. One of the key vehicles for doing so is civic education. For Muslim educators in the Islamic higher…
Descriptors: Muslims, Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Srimulyani, Eka – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
The "pondok pesantren" education is a "traditional" form of Muslim education in Indonesia. This boarding school system can be traced back to the 18th century or further. However, it was not until 1930 that the "pesantren" officially admitted female students, beginning with the Pesantren Denanyar of Jombang. The…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Boarding Schools, Educational Quality
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Usman, Syaikhu; Akhmadi; Suryadarma, Daniel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
This paper uses the first nationally representative survey of teacher absence collected through direct observation to determine the patterns of absence among full-time teachers in public primary schools in Indonesia. Based on the survey data, the authors found a national teacher absence rate of 19%, with almost half of the absences due to…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Teacher Attendance, Foreign Countries, Attendance Patterns
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Postiglione, Gerard A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
How much is hegemony and how much is self-determination in the higher education systems in Southeast Asia? This paper argues that while the question of centre and periphery is still relevant to the analysis of international university systems, the analytical frameworks from which it has arisen may lose viability in the long term. Southeast Asian…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Self Determination