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Yu, Hui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In China, the government had created a policy-friendly educational setting for rural migrant children for a long period after 2001. Yet in 2013, in some metropolitan areas such as Beijing and Shanghai, the schooling policy retuned to more demanding criteria, bringing hardships to many migrant families. This paper examines the power relations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Power Structure, Policy Formation
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You, Yun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The promotion of school-to-school collaboration and school autonomy has popularized in the global trends of school system reform over the past few decades. This article examines the Shanghai experience by specifically taking the entrustment management reform as an illustrative example. Since 2007, the government has contracted 'good' schools in…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, School Administration
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Lian, Yi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons for academic stress in Hong Kong and provide recommendations to the government on ways to alleviate this problem. Using photovoice, 15 undergraduate students from a private community college in Hong Kong were invited to take and discuss photographs regarding their lived experiences of learning.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Photography, Participatory Research
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Seilhamer, Mark Fifer; Kwek, Geraldine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Singapore's language-in-education policies have always prescribed that only a standard variety of English be allowed in teaching and learning. This view of upholding a standard has been pervasive not only in education but also throughout Singapore's society. In this article, we review Singapore's language policy, emphasizing the functional…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Loh, Jason; Hu, Guangwei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper is a case study evaluating the concerns that middle leaders in Singapore schools had as they implemented a large-scale English language curriculum reform. Drawing on in-depth interviews, the study aimed to gain insights into middle leaders' perspectives. Its findings indicated that middle leadership could exert a substantial influence…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Middle Management, Administrator Attitudes
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Sah, Pramod K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The paper explores how the discourse of nationalist and neoliberal agendas have shaped the conceptions of literacy education in Nepal, the ramifications for social stratification. As the review shows, the ruling elites tactfully imposed their language, culture, and knowledge in literacy curricula in the name of national unity, but to maintain…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Neoliberalism, Language Planning, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Eun-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study aimed to review changes in North Korea's education system during the Kim Jong-un era to determine if North Korea has focused on higher education and obtained the educational goals set in the Kim Jung-il era. To do so, this paper examines how North Korea's education laws and educational content have influenced its central educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Administrative Organization
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Cheong, Jia-Qi; Narayanan, Suresh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Massive investments in higher education have witnessed a proliferation of public and private universities in Malaysia. A parallel development of concern is the view that public university graduates are finding it more difficult than their private university counterparts in transiting from university to work. To test the empirical veracity of this…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, State Universities, College Graduates
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Hairon, Salleh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The "Thinking School, Learning Nation" national policy agenda set forth in 1997 has been considered a watershed moment in the history of Singapore education as well as the nation. It has brought about a raft of new educations reforms that are both comprehensive and intensive in nature. It has also brought about a succeeding education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Policy
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Wong, Hwei Ming; Kwek, Dennis; Tan, Kelvin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Assessment in education occurs for different purposes -- formative, summative, diagnostic, and each with different focus on educational process, education outcomes, and developmental reasons. Researchers in Singapore have documented the existence of tensions between the entrenched high-stakes examinations and attempts to introduce new modes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Testing, Educational Policy
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Abu Bakar, Mardiana; Yong Kwok, Boon; Abu Bakar, Aznan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has been the backbone of Singapore's push to build an industrialised workforce and is currently responsible for the post-secondary education of 65% of its Primary 1 cohort. Admissions to polytechnics increased from 5% of Primary 1 cohort in 1980 to 40% today while the Institute of Technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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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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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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Choo, Suzanne S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Today, the intensification of global interconnectivity is a key characteristic of the twenty-first century. This has spurred governments and policymakers to envision how best to equip future-ready citizens who can navigate increasingly globalized workplaces resulting in the worldwide popularity of models that articulate twenty-first century…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Confucianism, Human Capital, Educational Policy
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Baildon, Mark; Alviar-Martin, Theresa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This paper analyzes global education policy and curricular documents in Singapore and Hong Kong. Using a discursive approach, we characterize curricular aims through various cosmopolitan perspectives. We posit that although touted as Asian global cities, Singapore and Hong Kong are cases where neoliberal and nation-centric educational agendas have…
Descriptors: Civics, Neoliberalism, Urban Areas, Global Approach
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