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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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Chen, Hongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term "low achiever", a by-product of achievement-driven societies, can cause panic among parents, educators, and psychologists. At the turn of the millennium, a new curriculum reform (NCR) was initiated by the Chinese government. Unlike previous political initiatives that aimed to boost student achievement, the NCR is intended to…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Ethnography, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development
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Tan, Leonard – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the development of "21st Century Competencies" (21CC) through the secondary school band programme. The researcher used ethnographic research methods to document the lived musical experiences of students from a high performing secondary school band in Singapore, captured the voices of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Salleh, Hairon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Professional Learning Community (PLC) has steadily grown in importance over the last decade. The growing importance of PLCs lies in its potential to act as a lever for school-based curriculum development and innovation so as to provide diverse learning experiences to satisfy broader learning outcomes beyond academic achievements (e.g., the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Alexander, Mariko Mizuno – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
While there is a growing presence of trans-Pacific migrant students in the US, relatively little attention has been given to the diversity among them in terms of their everyday experiences and future educational trajectories shaped by different patterns of transnational mobilities and practices. This paper addresses the distinctive educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Educational Experience, Student Experience
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Li, Hsiao-jung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This article examines the masculinization of discipline and its interplay with power in the primary school through an exploration of teachers' gender and disciplinary work and roles by drawing on data from an ethnographic study conducted at a primary school in Taiwan. The research findings suggest that discipline was men's work due to women…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Ethnography, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Malik, Ranbir Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Evidence from Australia lends support to the "Asian high achieving syndrome" in Chinese-Australian students and "self-deprivation syndrome" in Anglo-Australian students. Applying ethnographic case studies approach for doctoral thesis the author collected data on a longitudinal basis from homes and school of these students. All…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, High Achievement, Ethnography, Case Studies
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Zhang, Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
As in other parts of the world, private tutoring has expanded significantly in Mainland China during the past decade. This has been driven by factors including dramatic economic growth, high-stakes examinations, and the traditions of a Confucian culture at the macro-level, and school leadership and family incomes, at the micro-level. This paper…
Descriptors: Power Structure, High School Students, Teacher Role, Case Studies
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Choi, Jeonghee; Godina, Heriberto; Ro, Yeon Sun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
This ethnographic case study examines perceptions of literacy and identity for a Korean-American student in a third-grade classroom. The researchers examine how teachers can misinterpret Asian identity in the classroom due to perceptions related to the "Model Minority Myth" and other stereotypical representations of Asian culture. By…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Case Studies, Ethnography, Self Concept
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
The article examines two key concepts in research on policy borrowing and lending that are often used to explain why and how educational reforms travel across national boundaries: reception and translation. The studies on reception analyse the political, economic, and cultural reasons that account for the attractiveness of a reform from elsewhere.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Chung, Hoewook – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to gain insight into how Korean temporary migrant mothers conceptualize the nature of parent involvement in the USA. The participants in this study consisted of Korean mothers who were educated in Korea, migrated temporarily to the USA for educational purposes, and sent their children to American schools. Using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Case Studies, Interviews
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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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Takayama, Keita – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Education in the United States was in a state of "crisis" at the time of the 1983 release of "A Nation at Risk," the landmark report on the US education reform. This was the time when the rising Japanese economy started threatening the post-war US economic dominance and conservative figures such as Ronald Reagan gained popular…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnography, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Halstead, J. Mark; Zhu, Chuanyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent educational reforms in China have emphasized "learner autonomy", but this differs in crucial respects from the concept of "personal autonomy", which is a central goal of western liberal education. The many changes that have resulted from the opening up policy in China in the last 30 years include what has been called…
Descriptors: Individualism, High Schools, Class Activities, Personal Autonomy
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