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Ng, Irene Y. H.; Choo, Hyekyung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Applying path analysis to 237 secondary school students and 320 post-secondary students in Singapore, parents' education was found to have important effects on adolescents' educational aspiration as mediated through educational track and adolescents' financial stress and self-esteem. This effect is strong for adolescents in both secondary and…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Middle Class
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Liu, W. C.; Wang, John C. K.; Kang, H. J.; Kee, Ying Hwa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study aims to examine the motivational profiles of Malay students in Singapore-based self-regulated learning framework (Pintrich & De Groot, 1990) and self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985). The sample consisted of 740 secondary school students from 24 tuition centres for Malay students only. The students were from three…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics
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Poon, Angelia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article argues for the importance and relevance of postcolonial studies in achieving the goal of cosmopolitanism through Literature education. Having significantly redrawn the overall contours of literary study in the twentieth century, postcolonial studies as an interdisciplinary critical tradition provides us with a conceptual vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Literature, Postcolonialism, Global Approach
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Soong, Hannah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Higher education in Asia is massifying at an exceptional pace and scale. In this paper, I ask how practices and discourses which inform the internationalization of Singapore's higher education can provide opportunities for developing cosmopolitan learning that it claims to provide. Cosmopolitan learning is closely related to cross-border student…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Today, the intensification of global interconnectivity is a key characteristic of the twenty-first century. This has spurred governments and policymakers to envision how best to equip future-ready citizens who can navigate increasingly globalized workplaces resulting in the worldwide popularity of models that articulate twenty-first century…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Confucianism, Human Capital, Educational Policy
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Baildon, Mark; Alviar-Martin, Theresa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This paper analyzes global education policy and curricular documents in Singapore and Hong Kong. Using a discursive approach, we characterize curricular aims through various cosmopolitan perspectives. We posit that although touted as Asian global cities, Singapore and Hong Kong are cases where neoliberal and nation-centric educational agendas have…
Descriptors: Civics, Neoliberalism, Urban Areas, Global Approach
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Tan, Soo Yin; Soo, Shi Hui Joy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Service-learning has been gaining traction in Singapore, with many educational institutions integrating it into their curriculum. In the National Institute of Education (NIE), the Group Endeavours in Service-Learning (GESL) is an experiential learning opportunity for all student teachers (STs) to collaborate with the community to address local…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Phenomenology, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Koh, Koon Teck; Morris Koh, Leong Seng; Bloom, Gordon A.; Loughead, Todd M. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study examined the perceptions of key stakeholders of a high school athlete leadership development training programme. Participants included 36 athletes (males = 23, females = 13) from two team sports (rugby n = 11 and volleyball n = 6) and two individual sports (bowling n = 8 and table tennis n = 11), as well as four coaches representing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, High School Students, Leadership Training
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Liu, Woon Chia; Sitoe, Choon Yip – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This paper, using the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) as the underpinning framework, examines student teachers' basic psychological needs, their subjective experience and their perceived teaching competence during practicum. It attempted to establish whether there were distinct groups of student teachers with different needs satisfaction, and how…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Psychological Needs, Self Efficacy
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Luo, Wenshu; Lim, Simon Qing Wei; Choong, Pek Lan; Liem, Gregory Arief D. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study investigated the mediational relationship between teachers' perceived school goal structure, achievement goals and emotions in teaching. The participants were 495 Singapore teachers who took an online survey on the measured variables. We conducted structural equation modelling to test the hypothesized mediation model and found that…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Hairon, Salleh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The "Thinking School, Learning Nation" national policy agenda set forth in 1997 has been considered a watershed moment in the history of Singapore education as well as the nation. It has brought about a raft of new educations reforms that are both comprehensive and intensive in nature. It has also brought about a succeeding education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Policy
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Tan, Michael – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article considers the future of STEM education in Singapore, with implications for comparable schooling systems. The Thinking Schools Learning Nation (TSLN) interventions since 1997 brought changes to science education ostensibly for economic competitiveness, the results of which can only become visible in international comparisons in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Change, Intervention
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Wong, Hwei Ming; Kwek, Dennis; Tan, Kelvin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Assessment in education occurs for different purposes -- formative, summative, diagnostic, and each with different focus on educational process, education outcomes, and developmental reasons. Researchers in Singapore have documented the existence of tensions between the entrenched high-stakes examinations and attempts to introduce new modes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Testing, Educational Policy
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Abu Bakar, Mardiana; Yong Kwok, Boon; Abu Bakar, Aznan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has been the backbone of Singapore's push to build an industrialised workforce and is currently responsible for the post-secondary education of 65% of its Primary 1 cohort. Admissions to polytechnics increased from 5% of Primary 1 cohort in 1980 to 40% today while the Institute of Technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Shaari, Imran – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
There are proliferations of lateral networks in the education system. This study investigates the functioning of lateral networks of teachers in a centralized system, focusing on the enabling structures and processes that afford the development of teacher agency. A multiple case study design was adapted to examine how structures and processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Networks, Centralization, Communities of Practice
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