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Hassim, Eeqbal – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
In a transnational world, Muslim cosmopolitanisms are both numerous and diverse. These cosmopolitanisms constitute a broad spectrum of views and practices, representing a range of interpretations and expressions of Islam, some of which are polarized and polarizing. In this reflective, theoretical paper, I discuss the potential implications of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Islam
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Mukherjee, Mousumi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Cosmopolitanism is often seen as a western concept associated with liberal individualistic values. It is also associated mostly with the urban educated middle-class. However, cosmopolitan thinking has been also prevalent in the East. Scholars in the twenty-first century are increasingly arguing that, there are multiple ways of thinking about…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Education, Asian Culture, Educational Philosophy
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching young people to understand and appreciate diversity is crucial in Hong Kong efforts for a just and inclusive multicultural society. History is the main place where the cultural identity and values of Hong Kong society have been reflected on, questioned, and problematized in the curriculum, as changes to this curriculum interface with…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Asian History, Social Integration, Minority Groups
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Di Biase, Rhonda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
For education reform to move beyond policy rhetoric and find a place in teachers' practice, the critical role of teachers must be acknowledged. Moving beyond a focus on the "what" of educational reform to the "how", this study explores the enabling conditions for implementing learner-centred education in the Maldives. Using…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Entrich, Steve R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
According to sociological rational choice theory, students' class-specific educational decisions at key transition points significantly contribute to educational and social inequalities. Yet, while theory missed to clearly accentuate all relevant actors' influences on students' decisions, research generally failed to adequately empirically account…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Social Differences, Family Characteristics
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Huang, Jiali; Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Li, Qiong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between key elements of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and student achievement in reading, mathematics and science as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, using a sample of 166 schools in Singapore.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Keung, Chrysa P. C.; Mak, Barley S. Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The current New Senior Secondary curriculum was implemented in Hong Kong in 2009. This educational reform promotes a paradigm shift in learning and teaching strategies, with the ultimate goal to prepare secondary school students for meeting the changing needs of the workplace and for lifelong learning. This paper reports empirical findings by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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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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Yang, Hongzhi; Clarke, Matthew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on a case study conducted in a Chinese university in the context of national College English reform. The aim is to investigate the policy enactment of the latest College English reform in China and the interaction between national policies, institutional policy, and teacher agency in responding to this educational reform from an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, English (Second Language), College English
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Kin, Tai Mei; Abdull Kareem, Omar – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The study aimed to examine the levels and patterns of Principal Change Leadership Competencies (PCLC) in Malaysian High-Performing Secondary Schools (HPSS) and Mediocre-Performing Secondary Schools (MPSS). Data were collected from school principals, senior assistants, and teachers in HPSS and MPSS. A total of 1,010 respondents completed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Instructional Effectiveness, Principals
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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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Ro, Jina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores three Korean teachers' experiences of carrying out practitioner inquiry as a means of providing meaningful teaching under the test-centred schooling regime in Korea. Practitioner inquiry is a concept that includes multiple genres of educational research such as action research, teacher research, and self-study that aim to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Marginson, Simon; Dang, Thi Kim Anh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The article reviews the social-educational theorization of the early Soviet psychologist L. S. Vygotsky (1896-1934) in the light of the impact of communicative globalization in educational practice. Vygotsky proposed four "genetic domains" for investigating higher cognitive processes: the phylogenetic (humans undergoing natural…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Sociocultural Patterns, Heuristics, Educational Theories
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