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Yamato, Yoko; Zhang, Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Private supplementary tutoring became a widespread phenomenon in Japan during the 1960s. Since then, institutions providing tutoring known as "juku" have provided a wide range of services to supplement mainstream education. During decades of development, the shapes and functions of "juku" have changed in response to changes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Tutorial Programs, After School Education
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Hung, David; Toh, Yancy; Jamaludin, Azilawati; So, Hyo-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper argues for innovation diffusion as a "becoming" process in the context of lateral and vertical moves. The context of these innovations involves technology-mediated innovations and their diffusion trajectories in the Singapore education system. Embedded in a centralized-decentralized dialectics, this paper traces particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Educational Practices
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Li, Titus Siu Pang; Choi, Ben Cheong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Shadow education across Southeast Asia is quite diverse in form, its development in Macao being particularly distinctive. A brief history of educational provision in Macao is presented and patterns of educational provision over the past five centuries are outlined. The basic education available to students in Macao in recent years is then…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Supplementary Education, Private Education, Educational History
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Samuel, Moses; Khan, Mahmud Hasan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This article provides an analysis of two colonial reports, the Barnes and the Fenn-Wu Reports on education in the British colony of Malaya. The popular stance on the Barnes and the Fenn-Wu Reports is that one is an effect or reply to the other. We argue on the contrary that the two reports construct a common argument on nation-building which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Nationalism, Ethnic Diversity
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Cai, Hongxing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The paper examines how the Chinese knowledge diaspora contributes to Peking University's endeavours to become a world-class university through an in-depth study of its implementation of the 111 Project. Based on the participants' personal experiences of international collaboration, the article finds that overseas Chinese scholars have played an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Experience, Teacher Role
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Lai, Ada; Maclean, Rupert – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Since 2004, the Hong Kong government has sought to build a regional education hub and develop an education industry. However, the rationales and intentions behind this move and the implications these have for the nurturing of local human capital and economic capacity are not always clear. This article seeks to contextualize Hong Kong's economic…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Human Capital, Educational Development, Global Approach
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Mok, Ka Ho; Wong, Yu Cheung; Guo, Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
In July 2010, the State Council of the People's Republic of China published an "Outline for National Educational Development" with a strong conviction to transform China from an economic power into a country of "soft power" and "strength in human resources". In order to realize such a policy goal, the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Creativity, Human Capital, Educational Quality
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LaSpina, James Andrew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
How do Asia Pacific educators make sense of culture in the curriculum in terms appropriate to the twenty-first century? With the advance of globalization, is the idea of a culture (whether national, ethnic, or indigenous) as a way of life sustainable? In such a paradoxical setting where global forces appear to both affirm and undercut local…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Jason – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
Compulsory education was legislated in Singapore in 2000. This came several decades after the attainment of universal primary education and after numerous assertions on the part of the government that such legislation was unnecessary. Also interesting is that the period of compulsory education was limited to six years. The article discusses the…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation
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London, Jonathan D. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
In a globalizing world, local and global governance arrangements are increasingly interdependent, which produces harmonization in some instances and new tensions and contradictions in others. Analysis shows that successive waves of globalization have affected the governance of education in Viet Nam differently. It shows that the globalization of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Governance, Educational History, Economic Development
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Yang, Rui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
In a context of intensified globalization, the importance of international governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations as influencers and shapers of the global environment is becoming prominent. Participation in international organizations leads to active incorporation of nation-states with worldwide connotations. In higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, International Organizations
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Woo, Yen Yen Joyceln; Simmons, Jacqueline Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
In 2002, the Afghanistan Ministry of Education adopted a new National Curriculum Framework, created to promote child-centred teaching and learning strategies for the next generation of Afghan schools. As is often the case in post-conflict education development, a cadre of international curriculum consultants was hired to facilitate the production…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Textbook Preparation, International Education
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Cummings, William K.; Williams, James – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
Over the last half century of educational development, six distinctive administrative models have emerged: (1) neo-colonial, (2) centralised, (3) decentralised-regionalisation, (4) decentralised-sectoral, (5) community-based, and (6) transformative models. The origins, strengths, and weaknesses of the respective models are reviewed and compared.…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Administration, Models
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Fairbrother, Gregory P. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
This article examines the reflection of national goals and ideologies in the civic education curricula of Mainland China and Taiwan. A comparison of junior secondary school textbooks from the 1950s and the 1990s shows how the curriculum embodies the states' changing national priorities and justificatory ideologies. Specifically, in the early…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy