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Lao, Rattana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Private tutoring in academic subjects, which is provided for a fee and which takes place outside standard school hours, has become a global phenomenon. It is also very visible in Thailand. This paper draws on qualitative method including documentary analyses and semi-structured interviews with Thai policy elites, to understand the Thai state…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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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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Chui, Wing Hong; Leung, Elliot W. Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Despite the wealth of theoretical literature on globalization and global citizenship, empirical studies on the topic are lacking, especially in the context of pedagogical needs in relation to global citizenship education. In order to address this gap, a study was conducted in Hong Kong to investigate the attitudes of university students towards…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Service Learning, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Ditchburn, Geraldine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The introduction of an Australian curriculum is likely to have a widespread and long-term impact on schools, teachers and students, and yet there has been a swift and an almost unquestioning acceptance of its introduction by the Australian public and by educators. This paper will use theoretical frameworks informed by Gramsci's cultural hegemony…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, National Curriculum
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This paper considers an alternative teacher certification pathway known as Teach for Australia (TFA) that is currently operating in the Australian state of Victoria. A discursive approach informed by critical theory is used in the paper to critically examine the specific case of TFA as an alternative teacher certification pathway charged with…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Alternative Teacher Certification, Critical Theory, Educational Improvement
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Chan, Wing Kit; Ngok, Kinglun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Since 1999, the expansion of higher education has been viewed as an important step in accumulating human capital for China that was to gradually open its domestic sectors to the global market at a turbulent time at the turn of the century. Recent studies suggest that the improvement of human capital has succeeded in preparing China with a solid…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Equal Education, Disadvantaged
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Chauhan, Chandra Pal Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper analyses the policy of reservation for lower castes in India. This policy is similar to that of affirmative action in the United States. The paper provides a brief overview of the caste system and discusses the types of groups that are eligible for reservation, based on data from government reports. The stance of this paper is that…
Descriptors: Social Class, Public Policy, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Rui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
At the end of 1998, the Chinese central government decided to raise China's level of participation in higher education dramatically. While the move was influenced by a combination of both domestic and external forces, it was a decision fundamentally based on economic considerations. Using the university enrolment expansion policy as an example,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Foreign Countries, Enrollment
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London, Jonathan D. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
In this article I examine historic changes in the goals, conduct and outcomes of education policies in Vietnam from the 1940s to the present, under the Communist Party of Vietnam. Recent studies of Vietnam's education system centre on econometric and demographic analysis of education data dating back to the early 1990s, when Vietnam began an…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History