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Soong, Hannah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Higher education in Asia is massifying at an exceptional pace and scale. In this paper, I ask how practices and discourses which inform the internationalization of Singapore's higher education can provide opportunities for developing cosmopolitan learning that it claims to provide. Cosmopolitan learning is closely related to cross-border student…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Hao; Chao, Xia; Sun, Shunv – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Using Norton's conception of identity and HarrĂ© and Moghaddam's positioning theory, the current study examines how a group of Tibetan students' situated context affects their identity (re)construction in a traditionally non-multiethnic interior university in China. Drawing from interview, biographies, document, and artefact data, our findings…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnic Groups, Universities, Student Attitudes
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Song, Yang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Based on ethnographic data, the present study examines how being critical has been understood, valued and practiced among students enrolled in international English-as-the-medium-of-instruction (EMI) Master's porgrammes in a top-rated comprehensive university in China. Drawing on the Foucauldian ethico-political axes of self-formation, this…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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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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Jackson, Denise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explores the challenges experienced by international students during Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia. Student participation in WIL not only enhances individual student employability but also the attractiveness of Australia as a study destination. WIL, in particular work placements, is in high demand by international students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Work Experience, Employment Potential, Work Experience Programs
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
English is widely regarded as an essential skill for the globalized economy by governments around the world which devote considerable resources to its teaching in formal education, though often with limited success in terms of achievement levels. Thailand is a case in point. Set against the putative benefits of acquiring proficiency in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Thai, College Students
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Pullman, Ashley – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Through ethnographic research, this paper explores narratives of failure constructed within a private Australian accounting college in China. The accounts provided by teachers and students are problematized in order to address how racialization is enacted through accounts of failure within the research site. Through an interpretive theoretical…
Descriptors: Race, International Education, Ethnography, Personal Narratives
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Li, Yongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Much of the previous research concerning student plagiarism has been conducted in Anglo-American settings. The present paper reports a case study of academic staff's perspectives upon student plagiarism at a university in Hong Kong. Based on interviews with 16 instructors, the study focused on the teachers' views and pedagogical practices,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Plagiarism, Case Studies
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Briguglio, Carmela; Smith, Robina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This short-term longitudinal study sought to identify the issues faced by a group of international Chinese students undertaking study in an Australian university. While the focus was on educational issues, socio-cultural and personal factors were also examined in an attempt to identify the sorts of strategies students used in settling into a new…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Study Skills
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McPherron, Paul – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent communicative language teaching reforms in China have focused on the creative use of English in classroom activities. In response to these reforms, many students have chosen to use English names in classroom, online, and professional contexts, particularly with foreign teachers. Based at a university closely linked to national teaching…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Student Journals, Foreign Countries