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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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Gao, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
International collaborations in the vocational and training (VET) sector have grown significantly in the past three decades in China as well as in other parts of the world. Despite its growing prominence, it remains a largely under-researched field compared to the large volume of research on universities' internationalization. In particular, it is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education
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Seebruck, Ryan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Public teachers in Japan are subjected to a compulsory rotation system where the prefectural board of education governs their entire career paths. Past research has written of the macro- and micro-level impacts of rotation systems, including Japanese teacher rotation, but this paper, based on years of working in and observing Japanese schools, is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Public School Teachers, Career Development, Foreign Countries
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Deng, Linyuan; Zhou, Nan; Nie, Ruihong; Jin, Peipei; Yang, Mengxi; Fang, Xiaoyi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Parent-teacher partnership is associated closely with adolescents' development. However, little is known about the association between parent-teacher partnership and Chinese high school students' development. Therefore, this study examines whether and how parent-teacher partnership (objective contacts and subjective relationship quality) relates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Teacher Cooperation, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Lijie, Lu; Fang, Wang; Yunpeng, Ma; Clarke, Anthony; Collins, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Faced with urban schools' reluctance to host student teachers on practicum because "student teachers disturb their teaching order," Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, collaborated with four rural provinces to develop a University-Government-School (UGS) initiative for rural practicum placements. To understand the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Government School Relationship
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This paper provides a review of school leadership preparation and development in Australia through considering the requirements for becoming a principal, how leadership preparation and development occurs, and consideration of recent developments to provide an Australian standard for school leaders. Australian educators have relied mostly on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Sumintono, Bambang; Sheyoputri, Elslee Y. A.; Jiang, Na; Misbach, Ifa H.; Jumintono – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The preparation and development of school leaders is now considered to be fundamental to school and system improvement. In the pursuit of educational change and reform, the leadership of the principal is deemed to be of critical importance. This qualitative study is part of a large scale research project that is exploring principal preparation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Qualitative Research, Secondary Schools
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Wu, Ya-Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In Taiwan, substantial resources have been invested in upper-secondary vocational education for Aborigines as a solution to their lack of career development opportunities. This study examined the schooling experiences and career aspirations of Taiwanese indigenous vocational high school students. A case study was designed to collect data through…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Occupational Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Interviews