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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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Lin, Warangkana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Imposing the policy lessons from higher-performing countries may involve the complex interplays of socio-cultural and institutional contexts. This article attempts to observe Taiwan's progress in higher education from an explicit cultural perspective. It locates Taiwan among the rising group of higher education systems in East Asia. The study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy
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Kaewkumkong, Ampa; Sen, Ke – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Buffer Schools, an emerging Thai border school policy, was first launched in 2010 to response to ASEAN initiatives. Buffer Schools aim to establish close cooperation among neighbour countries, thereby creating a sense of historical and cultural connection that can nurture unity and confraternity in the region. This paper examines the effectiveness…
Descriptors: School Policy, Geographic Regions, International Cooperation, Educational Policy
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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly; Ros, Vutha – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The academic profession in Cambodia has been under growing pressure to pursue excellence in higher education. Nonetheless, various interpretations of what constitutes excellence persist across the public and private sectors, as lecturers follow disparate goals in teaching and research at various jobs and institutions. For many, the diversity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Expectation
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Brown, Charles Allen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This project explores racial tokenism in the Japanese academy. It grows out of concerns regarding the low status of foreign university faculty in Japan along with a need to evaluate recent government initiatives aimed at fostering "internationalization" of Japanese higher education. In this three-year case study, I investigated the work…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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You, JeongAe; Lee, HyeSeung; Craig, Cheryl J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The article aims to reform Korean textbook policy through analysing national curriculum alignment in authorized school textbooks and assessing their quality management. The research was conducted with 14 different types of approved middle school physical education textbooks that were examined for the creativity embedded in Korea's current national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Educational Policy, National Curriculum
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Lee, Jaekyung; Kang, Chungseo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study challenges prior evidence on the impact of Korea's high-stakes school accountability policy as a tool to improve overall achievement and close achievement gaps. Applying difference-in-differences method, the study compares Korean high school students' reading and math test score trends before and after the policy based on the National…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Accountability, Educational Policy, High Stakes Tests
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Hogan, Anna; Thompson, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since the 1990s, public schooling in Australia has been shaped by quasi-marketization that has incentivized competition between schools and installed a business logic to school governance. In this paper we argue that it is timely to consider how teachers and school leaders are understanding and responding to the affordances and challenges of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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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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Lim, Jia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores some of the complexities involved in the act of localizing English literature as a school subject. Informed by Goodson and Marsh's stages of subject development, I explore the ways in which post-16 English literature was localized in Malaysia from an introduced and mythologized subject entitled "English" to its…
Descriptors: English Literature, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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de Roock, Roberto Santiago; Espeña, Darlene Machell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper offers insights into the referencing of Singapore within the US Obama Administration educational discourse, underscoring the political-material-discursive nexus of international educational benchmarking. Using critical discourse analysis, we find that an objectified Singapore functions as a rhetorical tool of US policymaker agendas,…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of the worldwide trend to introduce English as a foreign language (EFL) into primary schools at ever younger ages. This trend has gained momentum in recent years, affecting millions of children in countries throughout Asia. A policy decision of this kind has far-reaching implications but it is often made without…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Huang, Teng; Ou, Yung-Sheng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The rise of reflexivity and neoliberalism has led to a change in the nature of the public sphere and policy management. Thus, focusing only on analyses of state-initiated policy and the actions of central government is not conducive to understanding the complex process of policy implementation today. Hence, this study aims to analyse the politics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism
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