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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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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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Teng, Siao See; Abu Bakar, Mardiana; Layne, Heidi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Education reforms around the world have been powerfully shaped by the rise of the neoliberal political, economic and cultural agendas. Neoliberal policies (re)produce certain types of institutional processes such as managerialism, performativity, and competition. These elements are mediated in varied ways by national ideologies, societal needs and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Cross Cultural Studies
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Hogan, Anna; Thompson, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since the 1990s, public schooling in Australia has been shaped by quasi-marketization that has incentivized competition between schools and installed a business logic to school governance. In this paper we argue that it is timely to consider how teachers and school leaders are understanding and responding to the affordances and challenges of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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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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Wu, Huiping; Clarke, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The intent of this paper is to make sense of and share with a broader community of teachers and teacher educators a professional development phenomenon that is peculiar to the Chinese elementary and secondary school context. This practice, known as the Open Class, has at least three forms: intra-school, inter-school, and competitive. These forms…
Descriptors: Educational History, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Baumann, Chris; Winzar, Hume – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The literature establishes that education drives economic performance, but the extent that education is associated with a country's competitiveness is empirically untested. Our study analyses Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data from 63 countries to ascertain education's role in explaining the competitiveness of a country.…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Competition, Role of Education, International Assessment
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Majhanovich, Suzanne – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
By the beginning of the twenty-first century, the English language had become the de facto "lingua franca" of the modern world. It is the most popular second or foreign language studied, such that now there are more people who have learned English as a second language and speak it with some competence than there are native English…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Global Approach, Language Planning, English (Second Language)
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Watanabe, Satoshi P. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Since the corporatization of national universities, the environment surrounding Japanese universities has dramatically changed in various respects. A series of government-led attempts have intended to support the domestic colleges and universities in gaining a competitive edge by improving the quality of teaching and research as well as…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Higher Education, Faculty Workload, Educational Change
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Matear, Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
To date, knowledge of English in Latin America has reflected existing political and economic power structures. It has remained the preserve of the elite with access to private schooling, and as such it demarcates and divides social groups by reinforcing an unequal distribution of wealth, resources, and knowledge. However, the number of people…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Song, Mei-Mei; Tai, Hsiou-Hsia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
In recent years, Taiwan has demonstrated strong policy change to counteract the potential threats brought upon by globalisation such as the opening of the higher education market to a foreign trade partner and increasing competition from neighbouring countries. In light of these challenges, the Taiwanese government launched a series of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Grants, Educational Policy