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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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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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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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Huang, Jiali; Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Li, Qiong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between key elements of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and student achievement in reading, mathematics and science as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, using a sample of 166 schools in Singapore.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Carter, Margaret Anne; Lundberg, Anita; Geerlings, Lennie R. C.; Bhati, Abhishek – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The rapidly changing workforce of the C21st places increasing demands on higher education institutions to produce graduates who possess sound academic credentials and key skills, and who furthermore demonstrate the ability to transfer knowledge and skills from their studies to the workplace. This paper begins with a definition of key/core skills,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transfer of Training, Employment Potential, College Students
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Hairon, Salleh; Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng; Neo, Wei Leng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term school-based curriculum development (SBCD) implies that teachers are to innovate and customize school curricula according to their local needs. This also means that SBCD requires co-constructive work among schools' key stakeholders in the school curriculum development process. While much work has made known on SBCD in Western contexts,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Chua, Bee Leng; Liu, Woon Chia; Chia, Stephanie Shu Ying – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The Professional Practice and Inquiry (PPI) course was introduced to equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, and values required to develop them into reflective practitioners with a strong teacher identity. This study looks into the efficacy of the course in the preparation of thoughtful and reflective teachers. Self-reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity, Educational Practices
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Geerlings, L. R. C.; Lundberg, A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper re-reads a selection of critical interdisciplinary theories in an attempt to open a space in higher education for cross-cultural dialogue during the rise of Asia. Theories of globalization, deterritorialization, power/knowledge and postcolonialism indicate that students and academics have the ability to re-imagine and influence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Power Structure, Knowledge Level
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Yeo, Lay See; Tan, Su-Lynn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Under Singapore's inclusive education policy, children with mild physical disabilities are integrated into mainstream schools. There is currently no known published research yet in Singapore on the outcomes of inclusion for children with physical disabilities. Internationally, recent research had compared the school experience of children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Children, Physical Disabilities
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Teo, Tang Wee; Goh, Jonathan Wee Pin; Aye, Khin Maung; Yeo, Leck Wee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Competency in making inferences is an important aspect of student learning in the twenty-first century, for making better-informed decisions. The purpose of our study is to investigate the type of science capital that can predict the science inference competencies of lower track students. Science capital comprises diverse social capital, cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inferences, Secondary School Students, Science Process Skills
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de Roock, Roberto Santiago; Espeña, Darlene Machell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper offers insights into the referencing of Singapore within the US Obama Administration educational discourse, underscoring the political-material-discursive nexus of international educational benchmarking. Using critical discourse analysis, we find that an objectified Singapore functions as a rhetorical tool of US policymaker agendas,…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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