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Ng, Irene Y. H.; Choo, Hyekyung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Applying path analysis to 237 secondary school students and 320 post-secondary students in Singapore, parents' education was found to have important effects on adolescents' educational aspiration as mediated through educational track and adolescents' financial stress and self-esteem. This effect is strong for adolescents in both secondary and…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Middle Class
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Robertson, Margaret J.; Nguyet Nguyen, Minh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Since the early 21st century the number of doctoral students leaving their own country to study abroad has risen significantly adding to swelling numbers of domestic students. The process of doctoral studies has been acknowledged as identity transformation, a process of "becoming" for domestic students and international students. What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs
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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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Nawarat, Nongyao – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The measured rate of primary school completion in the East Asia and Pacific region has exceeded 100%, but aggregate statistics inadequately reflect the experience of migrants, who are harder to count than sedentary populations. For Thailand several studies have found enrolment rates among migrant children to be very low, but the sparse evidence…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Migrant Workers, Migrant Children, Gender Differences
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Seeberg, Vilma; Baily, Supriya; Khan, Asima; Ross, Heidi; Wang, Yimin; Shah, Payal; Wang, Lei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines how non-governmental organizations create resources and spaces for girls and women's education and empowerment in China, India and Pakistan--in the context of global expectations and local state relations as well as cultural norms. We examine the dynamics that foster female empowerment associated with educational attainment.…
Descriptors: Females, Social Change, Empowerment, Womens Education
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Lim, Yangmi; Nam, Su-Jung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study analysed "The 8th Online Survey of Adolescent Health and Behaviour in 2012", which is a government-approved statistical survey of Internet use and patterns in Korea. We conducted a propensity score matching (PSM) to control for economic status differences between monocultural and multicultural families and an ANOVA to estimate…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Online Surveys
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Maca, Mark – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Public mass schooling was the major instrument used by the Americans in the performance of their mission to "civilize" Filipinos. Free primary education was implemented right after the islands' annexation in 1899 and was a critical component (alongside armed force) of the programme for their "pacification". For the elite,…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Educational History, Public Education
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Daniel, Graham R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Parent involvement in family-school partnerships is widely acknowledged as supporting children's schooling outcomes. This involvement, however, reduces as children move through the school grades, and can be lower in families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher facilitation of parent involvement, or teacher outreach, is strongly linked to the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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de Castro, Belinda V.; de Guzman, Allan B. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
The overall intent of this exploratory study is to test a model that considers demographic characteristics, attitudes toward shadow education and shadow education institutions' service attributes as antecedents of satisfaction level and behavioural intentions among a select group of Filipino university students. To test the seven hypotheses in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Student Surveys
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Jelani, Juliana; Tan, Andrew K. G. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In this exploratory study, the censored Tobit model is applied on primary data collected amongst parents of primary school students in Penang, Malaysia to examine the determinants of participation and expenditures on private tuition (PT). Results of the marginal effects indicate that socio-demographic characteristics--ethnicity, household income,…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Marital Status, Low Income, Parent Attitudes
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Ho, K. C.; Ge, Yun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
There is considerable evidence to suggest that the human capital needs of the world city differ from what Robinson calls "ordinary cities" or what Markusen and associates term as "second tier cities". This path is blazed most notably in the field of world cities and the flow of skilled labour, in the work by Sassen and with…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Foreign Countries, Skilled Occupations, Skilled Workers
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Wong, Yu-Cheung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Hong Kong's population has increased by around one million per decade from the end of World War II till the 1990s. A large proportion of this growth came from the mass influx of migrants from Mainland China, and the children born to them. During the 1960s and 1970s when Hong Kong's economy was booming rapidly, career advancement opportunities were…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Poverty, Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment
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Poonoosamy, Mico – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
The world becoming a global village is a recurrent notion, but for the learner, where to situate oneself intellectually and culturally remains a crucial issue. The challenges are complex for former colonized states of Africa in the quest of a national identity after colonial rule. The transition from a national educational programme to a (more)…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Educational Change
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Belanger, Daniele; Liu, Jianye – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This article examines the determinants of children's schooling during the 1990s in rural areas of Vietnam. It focuses on the impact of family attributes on the likelihood of children remaining in school or leaving during the primary and secondary school years. Using data from the Vietnam Living Standard Survey (VLSS) of 1992-93 and 1997-98, the…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Economically Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Living Standards
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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