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Owen, Susanne; Wong, Debbie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
After decades of conflict with Indonesia, Timor-Leste is gradually rebuilding its education infrastructure and reclaiming its identity as an independent country. In the first decade post-independence the education sector faced many challenges, including a lack of school buildings and resources, the need to replenish and upskill the Timorese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Capacity Building, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Szeto, Irene; Ng, Peggy Mei Lan; Wong, Wai Sum Phoebe; Yip, Leslie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The Hong Kong Secondary Education system moved from the traditional "5 + 2 + 3" system to a new "3 + 3 + 4" structure in 2012 with emphasis on whole-person development. Under the new reform, students are required to undertake a block of new general education (GE) subjects apart from their disciplinary-specific education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, General Education, Educational Benefits
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Lei, Man; Medwell, Jane – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The term Professional Development (PD) was first introduced to English teachers in China in the Revised Curriculum Standards (RCS). For PD to be effective, the teachers and policymakers involved in its implementation need to have a common understanding of its scope and purposes, but little is known about how English teachers in China understand…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Chen, Licui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been recognized as a promising infrastructure for teacher professional development and student achievement. There has been increasing research interest in PLCs outside mainstream Western contexts. Based on literature and documentary analysis, this paper outlines the historical development of PLCs in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Lesson Plans
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Tan, Michael – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article considers the future of STEM education in Singapore, with implications for comparable schooling systems. The Thinking Schools Learning Nation (TSLN) interventions since 1997 brought changes to science education ostensibly for economic competitiveness, the results of which can only become visible in international comparisons in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Change, Intervention
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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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Hung, Yu-Han – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study is aimed at exploring how teachers make curricular-instructional decisions regarding teaching contemporary controversial public issues in Taiwan (e.g., national identity, sovereignty, and ethnic issues). Using a case study design, this study documents how six social studies teachers make curricular decisions about whether to teach…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Knowledge Level, Teacher Background, Family Influence
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Hairon, Salleh; Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng; Neo, Wei Leng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term school-based curriculum development (SBCD) implies that teachers are to innovate and customize school curricula according to their local needs. This also means that SBCD requires co-constructive work among schools' key stakeholders in the school curriculum development process. While much work has made known on SBCD in Western contexts,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Ab Kadir, M. Akshir – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The new Australian Curriculum (AC) aims to prepare learners for the twenty-first century and in doing so, emphasize the development of critical (and creative thinking) as one of the "general capabilities" of learners. Critical thinking is seen as key in preparing "students to live and work in the 21st century" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, National Curriculum, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Chen, Hongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term "low achiever", a by-product of achievement-driven societies, can cause panic among parents, educators, and psychologists. At the turn of the millennium, a new curriculum reform (NCR) was initiated by the Chinese government. Unlike previous political initiatives that aimed to boost student achievement, the NCR is intended to…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Ethnography, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development
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Hung, Cheng-Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The national curriculum reformers, regarded as members of the social elites and intellectuals, projected their vision of identity onto the curriculum which they constructed and influenced the next generation's national consciousness. In the tangled relationship between politics and education, the selection of the reformers in a sense dictates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, National Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Elisabeth; Taylor, Peter Charles; Karnovsky, Saul; Aly, Anne; Taylor, Nell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005 confronted Australia and its neighbours directly for the first time with the dangers of violent extremism. Since then, the Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA), consisting of former victims, their families and other interested parties, has been lobbying for the creation of the "Bali Peace Park" to be…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Violence, Terrorism
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Tan, Liang See; Koh, Elizabeth; Lee, Shu Shing; Ponnusamy, Letchmi Devi; Tan, Keith Chiu Kian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Singapore's strong performance in international benchmarking studies--Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)--poses a conundrum to researchers who view Singapore's pedagogy as characterized by the teaching of facts and procedures, and lacking in constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Innovation
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Hong, Won-Pyo; Youngs, Peter – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Using interview data from secondary teachers, this study examines conflicting perspectives on the effects of the new national curriculum in South Korea, which was intended to grant more autonomy to individual schools and teachers. Contrary to the general belief that teachers want more autonomy to customize their curricula to meet students' needs,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Institutional Autonomy
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Salleh, Hairon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Professional Learning Community (PLC) has steadily grown in importance over the last decade. The growing importance of PLCs lies in its potential to act as a lever for school-based curriculum development and innovation so as to provide diverse learning experiences to satisfy broader learning outcomes beyond academic achievements (e.g., the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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