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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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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Cosmopolitanism and its application for education in western societies has been well examined. Yet cosmopolitanism in society and in education has not been systematically explored in many Asian societies. Facing a large number of people from diverse backgrounds, the society and its education system in Hong Kong are troubled by issues similar to…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Asian Culture
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Purcell, Mary Elizabeth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Recent rapid increase in the number of Australians of Asian backgrounds has significantly altered the demographic mosaic in schools. This has major ramifications for Australian classrooms with regards to the transnational exchanges now ubiquitous. In response, this paper proposes a view of cosmopolitanism as "transnational literacy" as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Asians, Teaching Methods
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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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Walker, Zachary; Kho, Hui Han; Tan, Desiree; Lim, Nathaniel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study utilized the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to examine practicum teachers' current use of mobile technology and their intentions of use in the future. A survey was conducted to better understand the relationship between practicum teachers and their potential assimilation of technology into classroom practice. The survey questionnaire…
Descriptors: Practicums, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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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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Wang, Hao; Chao, Xia; Sun, Shunv – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Using Norton's conception of identity and Harré and Moghaddam's positioning theory, the current study examines how a group of Tibetan students' situated context affects their identity (re)construction in a traditionally non-multiethnic interior university in China. Drawing from interview, biographies, document, and artefact data, our findings…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnic Groups, Universities, Student Attitudes
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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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Kiliç, Mehmet; Cinkara, Emrah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Knowledge and human identity are socially constructed phenomena. Like other aspects of human identity, teacher identity is shaped through social influences. Some of the social influences that contribute to teacher identity development happen through critical incidents that teachers or teacher candidates experience. The current study, adopting a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Chee, Wai-Chi; Ullah, Rizwan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Ethnic minority parents often appear to be less involved in school functions and activities than their culturally dominant counterparts. Their invisibility is usually assumed due to a lack of either interest or parental capacity to oversee their children's education. However, the simplistic equation between parental involvement in children's…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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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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Lin, Warangkana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Imposing the policy lessons from higher-performing countries may involve the complex interplays of socio-cultural and institutional contexts. This article attempts to observe Taiwan's progress in higher education from an explicit cultural perspective. It locates Taiwan among the rising group of higher education systems in East Asia. The study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy
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Wang, Lijuan; Qi, Jing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study aims to examine the general and sport-specific attitudes of elementary school students towards including students with disabilities in physical education and identifying student-related variables that determine such attitudes. A total of 872 students ranged from eight to 13 years old (461 boys and 411 girls) from six elementary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students
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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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