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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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Costes-Onishi, Pamela; Baildon, Mark; Aghazadeh, Sima – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The challenges of the 21st century place inquiry as a necessary pedagogical orientation to educate young people for the future. In Singapore, inquiry-based learning is a core feature in social studies and the humanities subjects (geography and history) and has been extended recently to curriculum in the arts. Its centrality in the education system…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement
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Yan, Fei; Vickers, Edward – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
School history textbooks have typically served to reinforce a sense of national identity and national belonging, often through constructing or reinforcing a distinction between the national "self" and foreign "others". What have often been overlooked in history textbook researches is how ethnic minorities have been portrayed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Nationalism
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching young people to understand and appreciate diversity is crucial in Hong Kong efforts for a just and inclusive multicultural society. History is the main place where the cultural identity and values of Hong Kong society have been reflected on, questioned, and problematized in the curriculum, as changes to this curriculum interface with…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Asian History, Social Integration, Minority Groups
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Kelly, Alison; Bennett, Dawn; Giridharan, Beena; Rosenwax, Lorna – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The number of female international students is increasing exponentially, and whilst international study may engender many benefits and challenges, little is known about their intentions once they complete their studies. This article reviews the literature on female international students with specific focus on exploring post-study intentions. A…
Descriptors: Intention, Females, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students
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Cho, Youngdal; Park, Yunkyoung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In this study we will observe how multicultural content is covered in elementary and secondary schools in Korea. For this purpose, a total of 52 textbooks (social studies, ethics and Korean language from third to ninth grade) were analysed using two analysis frames. The first frame is the "multicultural content analysis frame (MCAF)"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Multicultural Textbooks
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Hallinger, Philip; Bryant, Darren A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
A recent review of research identified two Asian societies that represented "positive outliers" in the production of published knowledge on educational leadership and management: Hong Kong and Israel. These were the only Asian societies that had produced a critical mass of publications in this field in international journals over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Educational Research, Educational Administration
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Lee, Moosung; Kim, Jihyun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Over the last decade, school-based professional learning communities (PLCs) have emerged as a key feature of the education system in South Korea. To understand this relatively new phenomenon in the context of South Korea, we provide a review of research on school-based PLCs in South Korea and an empirical analysis of the Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Literature Reviews
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Ali, Farhan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Singaporean students generally perform very well in international tests of mathematics and science. Nonetheless, in multi-cultural Singapore, there exist gaps with the Malays, a minority group in Singapore, systematically lagging behind the other ethnic groups of the Chinese and Indians in many educational performance indicators. While there have…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Tan, Wah Kiat; Macdonald, Doune; Rossi, Tony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The rise of educational action research amongst schools in Singapore can be attributed to the government's belief that educational research and reform can improve school performance and help Singapore keep pace with the impact of globalization. However, against a backdrop of neo-liberal educational reform where efficiency, accountability and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Projects, Action Research, Global Approach
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Chansomsak, Sant; Vale, Brenda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This article is based on research undertaken as part of a study of sustainable school design in Thailand. Since school design solutions are inevitably affected by educational theory and practice, in the search for appropriate building solutions, it has been necessary to review Thai educational theories and practices that relate to the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities Design, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Theories
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Park, Jaddon; Niyozov, Sarfaroz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
Madaris (plural of madrasa) face a multitude of challenges in preparing students for life in rapidly modernising societies and emerging globalised knowledge economies. The complexity of the role and tasks of madaris, which are caught in the interface of modernity and tradition, the challenges they face, and the strategies they develop to address…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instruction, Educational Change, Religious Education
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Thobani, Shiraz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
In the contemporary period, the persistence of the dual system of state and "madrasa" education in many Muslim countries has raised for policymakers the dilemma of what form Islam ought to assume as a pedagogic category in these contexts. At one extreme, in the syllabi of traditionalist "madrasas", we find Islam being deployed as an overarching…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Muslims, Islam, Educational Change