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Ma, Lihong; Luo, Haifeng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
As an important variable in critical thinking instruction, teacher cognition has been emphasized in recent years, but there is relatively insufficient understanding of how Chinese pre-service teachers perceive the cultivation of critical thinking in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). From the perspective of Vygotsky's sociocultural…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Jabar, Melvin Allena – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This is a qualitative inquiry looking into the experiences of parental involvement in the context of Philippine public elementary education. This paper has two goals. First, it aims to present the strategies that Filipino parents employ in order to influence children's education. Second, it aims to examine unique involvement strategies among…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Cultural Context, Poverty
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Adi Badiozaman, Ida Fatimawati bt – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study reports on the experiences of early career academics (ECAs) in a private Malaysian higher education (HE) institution and its impact on their academic identity. Through the use of a qualitative inquiry, the findings revealed that the ECAs' academic identity development was imbued with challenges and complexities, as they navigated…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Professional Identity, Private Colleges
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Shieh, Jin-Jy; Reynolds, Barry Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Teachers in institutions of higher education have a very high degree of freedom when designing curricula. They make decisions on learning objectives, content, content organization, teaching arrangement, and assessment. Teachers' beliefs regarding curriculum design affect decision-making and planning processes, teaching approaches, and their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Beliefs, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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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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You, Yun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The promotion of school-to-school collaboration and school autonomy has popularized in the global trends of school system reform over the past few decades. This article examines the Shanghai experience by specifically taking the entrustment management reform as an illustrative example. Since 2007, the government has contracted 'good' schools in…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, School Administration
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Zhang, Jianhua; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explored the relationship between learners' perceptions of native and non-native English-speaking teachers' teaching competence and their motivation for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Data were collected from 218 EFL learners in an intensive English programme in four universities in mainland China using two instruments:…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers
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Ning, Bo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Time allocation is a complex problem for school principals in many countries. This study examines the restrictive structure of principals' time allocation for each task domain, as well as the explanatory structure of school administration context for their time allocation. Structural equation models were developed based on data gathered in…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Goktepe, Fatma Tokoz; Kunt, Naciye – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper reports a longitudinal case study exploring the identity construction of a novice English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Turkey. The study applies sociocultural and post-structural approaches to teacher education and identity formation. It traces the teacher's experiences of becoming and being a teacher drawing upon her…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Hirakawa, Yukiko; Taniguchi, Kyoko – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Reducing dropout rates is a major issue in Cambodia. This study examined the effects of school-level and student-level factors on dropout in rural Cambodian primary schools. We collected data of the same students over 3 years by visiting the same school. We used questionnaires for students and parents, checklists of school facilities, checklists…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Elementary School Students, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Hung, Yu-Ju; Chao, Shu-Mei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study implemented differentiated instruction (DI) featuring tiered tasks and heterogeneous grouping tasks in three mixed-level English classes at a military institution in Taiwan, a setting that is small, admits students with varying English proficiency levels, and is culturally cohesive. The end-of-semester student survey and interview show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Lian, Yi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons for academic stress in Hong Kong and provide recommendations to the government on ways to alleviate this problem. Using photovoice, 15 undergraduate students from a private community college in Hong Kong were invited to take and discuss photographs regarding their lived experiences of learning.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Photography, Participatory Research
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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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Tai, Tien-En; Tang, Chia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In Asia, in order to keep up with internationalization, the English-Medium Instruction (EMI) course has become a phenomenon in higher education. In turn, EMI literature has increasingly focused on the role of instructor's pedagogy in reducing students' negative response to EMI courses. Additionally, we further explore, from the students'…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Asians
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