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Park, Sunun; Cho, Youngdal – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The academic achievement gap between racial and ethnic majority and minority students in South Korea has received attention over the past decade, with one government-funded report and 10 peer-reviewed articles examining the performance of diverse student groups in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Achievement. We conducted a qualitative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Ethnic Groups, Racial Differences
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Doo, Min Young; Bonk, Curtis J.; Shin, Chang Ho; Woo, Beo-Dle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Flipped learning has received growing attention as an important instructional approach leading to students' learning performance and higher order thinking abilities. This study applied flipped learning to a large university class to improve its major weakness, students' low engagement, and investigated the effects of self-regulation and…
Descriptors: Self Control, Learner Engagement, Large Group Instruction, Flipped Classroom
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Song, Sue-Yeon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the organizational changes in higher education institutions across different regional contexts, with a special focus on the trends towards marketization in South Korea and Hong Kong. The study employs a qualitative case study approach to understand the organizational responses to the marketization from…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Yi, Hyun Sook; Na, Wooyoul – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Maths anxiety has been of great concern for many educators and educational policymakers because of its adverse effects on students' maths performance and career path. Various empirical studies have been conducted to explore the factors predicting maths anxiety, and they have typically been based on a limited set of pre-specified variables, such as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Predictor Variables, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Kim, Hyungryeol; Kim, Stephanie K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous research has documented a worldwide shift in the teaching of history that looks beyond nation-state based history instruction in favor of a post-national curriculum that imparts knowledge of diverse identities, cultures, and global issues. In South Korea, however, the construction of national identity in history education continues to be…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Ideology, National Curriculum, Self Concept
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Kwon, Hyungil H.; Pyun, Do Young; Kim, Ji Young – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
As a new sports policy, named "School Sport Promotion Group (SSPG)", the Korea government selected 50 schools in 2011 and 2012. Each school was granted US$40,000 a year for a three-year term. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the SSPG programme when it pertained to students' motivation and participation in…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Intention, Physical Activity Level, Government Role
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Shin, Kyunghee; Jahng, Kyung Eun; Kim, Dongjin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This qualitative research is intended to reveal the stories of South Korean mothers' own experiences of education fever in relation to their children's education. Research questions include the following: (1) What do South Korean mothers experience in relation to their children's education? (2) What constitutes the practices embodying the South…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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You, JeongAe; Lee, HyeSeung; Craig, Cheryl J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The article aims to reform Korean textbook policy through analysing national curriculum alignment in authorized school textbooks and assessing their quality management. The research was conducted with 14 different types of approved middle school physical education textbooks that were examined for the creativity embedded in Korea's current national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Educational Policy, National Curriculum
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Jung, Yong Ju; Cho, Kyungwha; Shin, Won Sug – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Numerous studies have focused on both intrinsic and extrinsic variables to explain teachers' technology integration into teaching. Summarizing such studies, an encompassing construct suggests that knowledge, confidence, beliefs, and culture affect teachers' technology use. However, few studies empirically verified this theoretical construct.…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Jaekyung; Kang, Chungseo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study challenges prior evidence on the impact of Korea's high-stakes school accountability policy as a tool to improve overall achievement and close achievement gaps. Applying difference-in-differences method, the study compares Korean high school students' reading and math test score trends before and after the policy based on the National…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Accountability, Educational Policy, High Stakes Tests
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Han, Hyemin; Park, Sung Choon; Kim, Jongsung; Jeong, Changwoo; Kunii, Yutaka; Kim, Sora – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This study is a comparative analysis of the characteristics of moral exemplars presented in moral education textbooks in Korea and Japan. The purpose of the study is to examine and compare moral values presented through the lives and stories of moral exemplars in the two countries that have moral education as an independent and separate subject…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Ethical Instruction, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
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Kang, Da Yeon; Martin, Sonya N. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Inclusive education (IE) has the potential to improve special education needs (SEN) students' learning outcomes, but IE requires teachers receive adequate training to be effective. We introduce an approach to pre-service teacher preparation using experiential learning in an informal learning environment to educate beginning teachers about…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Special Education
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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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Pae, Tae-Il – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study presents findings on three research agendas: (1) the difference between native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in students' attitudes toward and motivation for learning English, (2) the moderating effect of the type of class (i.e., English Conversation vs. Practical English) on the…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ro, Jina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores three Korean teachers' experiences of carrying out practitioner inquiry as a means of providing meaningful teaching under the test-centred schooling regime in Korea. Practitioner inquiry is a concept that includes multiple genres of educational research such as action research, teacher research, and self-study that aim to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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