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Ma, Lihong; Luo, Haifeng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
As an important variable in critical thinking instruction, teacher cognition has been emphasized in recent years, but there is relatively insufficient understanding of how Chinese pre-service teachers perceive the cultivation of critical thinking in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). From the perspective of Vygotsky's sociocultural…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shieh, Jin-Jy; Reynolds, Barry Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Teachers in institutions of higher education have a very high degree of freedom when designing curricula. They make decisions on learning objectives, content, content organization, teaching arrangement, and assessment. Teachers' beliefs regarding curriculum design affect decision-making and planning processes, teaching approaches, and their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Beliefs, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Zhang, Jianhua; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study explored the relationship between learners' perceptions of native and non-native English-speaking teachers' teaching competence and their motivation for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Data were collected from 218 EFL learners in an intensive English programme in four universities in mainland China using two instruments:…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Language Teachers
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Goktepe, Fatma Tokoz; Kunt, Naciye – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper reports a longitudinal case study exploring the identity construction of a novice English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Turkey. The study applies sociocultural and post-structural approaches to teacher education and identity formation. It traces the teacher's experiences of becoming and being a teacher drawing upon her…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Hung, Yu-Ju; Chao, Shu-Mei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study implemented differentiated instruction (DI) featuring tiered tasks and heterogeneous grouping tasks in three mixed-level English classes at a military institution in Taiwan, a setting that is small, admits students with varying English proficiency levels, and is culturally cohesive. The end-of-semester student survey and interview show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sun, He; Ng, Ee Lynn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The current study explored the home and school factors that are important for Singaporean pre-schoolers' (N = 1440) early English development from K1 to P1. Language input quantity and quality factors at home (e.g., number of English books,) and at school (e.g., instructional support in class) were used to predict children's English vocabulary and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Educational Environment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Poh, Soon Koh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Teacher education research continues to show a gulf between teaching practices advocated in teacher preparation and practices adopted by beginning teachers in schools. Informed by the sociocultural perspective on teacher learning that foregrounds the social origin of human cognition, this article reports a qualitative study to investigate the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Mizusawa, Ken – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The recent exemplification of multiliteracies in the newly implemented English Language (EL) syllabus in Singapore clearly signals to EL teachers the great importance of integrating technology-mediated communication practices into their classrooms. An initiative of the New London Group, multiliteracies is a pedagogical approach that points to the…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Multiple Literacies, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kaur, Kiren – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This article explores formative assessment enactment practices of six lower primary teachers within three primary schools in Singapore. Using a case study approach, data from interviews and lesson observations were examined to determine teachers' formative assessment enactment practices and the influences to their enactment attempts. Findings from…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Vaish, Viniti – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper applies the theories of linguistic distance and translanguaging to analyse the pedagogy of teaching vocabulary and grammar in English to Malay-English bilinguals who are struggling to read in English. More specifically the paper explores how the teacher tried to create cross-linguistic transfer and how the students display…
Descriptors: Indonesian Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Lim, Donna – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Writing is often considered one of the most difficult skills both to engage in and to teach. Many models of teaching writing have been offered over the years. However, the tendency is for one to enact these teaching frames solely within the confines of a single classroom or a grade level at best. In addition to this, terminology for the same…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Creative Writing, Writing Instruction, Elementary Schools
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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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Jones, Sally Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This article is a review of research in English language education (ELE) in multilingual Singapore from 2010 to 2020. Most research activity has been in the areas of reading and writing while the least has been in speaking and listening and learning spaces. Some findings show how students may be distanced from learning and how complex thinking is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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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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